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Food Security and Population movement

WFP Food Security and Population Movement WFP's assistance to Local Populations, Refugees, IDPS and Returnees supported by the European Commission in 2013 World Food Programme Carpan Food Security and Population Movement Turkey Conflict and natural disasters can prompt large and sudden movements of vulnerable and hungry people to which WFP must respond quickly to save lives. Besides sudkden onset disasters, population Iraq Pakan Algeria movements are also common where there is chronic hunger. In this context, the root eauses of hunger often involve a combination of extreme poverty, underdevelopment, lack of livelibood opportunities, environmental degradation, poor harvests, fluctuating food prices and climate change. In these circumstances, WFP provides ussistance in ways that enhance food security and resilience. We reinforce the capacities, livelihoods and opportunities for the most vulnerable and food-insecure communities. As a result, communities do not have to leave their livelihoods behind in order to survive. This has a profound impact on migration patterns because this type of assistance enhances the ability of people and communities to resist and recover from extreme events, WFP's partnership with the EU offers an opportunity to work on innovative solutions, while building resilience across the globe. Hyanar MA Maitasia Mall Niger Hait AM Chad Sudan Philippines Guatemala MA Ethiopia Sada Calambla Kenya MA Ecuador Dem. Rep. of Congo Tanamia Mati Bellvia UN Humanitarian Air Service: Getting aid workers where they're needed Leetho M When roads are impassable or infrastructure is destroyed, WFP turns to the skies for speedy delivery of humanitarian cargo and aid personnel to communities cut off in the most inaccessible places on the planet. Whether the cause is flood or earthquake, cyclone or war, the UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) plays a crucial role in getting cargo and aid workers to isolated people in desperate need. People targetted Returning refugees Local population Refugces Internally displaced persons Run by WFP, UNHAS serves the entire humanitarian community. It provides safe, efficient and cnst-effective passenger and cargo transport services for the humanitarian Community as well as development agencies and NGOpartners. In 2013, UNHAS transported almost 302,000 passengers and 1,921 tons of humanitarian cargo. When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines, UNHAS flew ing,262 ajd workers and stons of WFP and EU: Enhancing resilience in Mali cargo. Lack of resilience is froquently due to a poor natural resource base and the overall fragility of ecosystems. The poorest and most food-insecure generally live in shock-prone environments. Buikding resilience is a continuous long-term effort, where humanitarian assistance is designed to safeguard development gains. In this way, emergency and development activities are complementary and mutually reinforcing responses. The programme, launched in 2012, followed a major drought that affected the entire Sahel region. After recovering from the initial effects of the natural disuster, WFP and the EU implemented Food for Assets interventions, focusing on asset rehabilitation. The project created safety nets for target communities, provided wages and immediate access to food, restored community assets and simultaneously addressed the root causes of food insecurity and hunger. The socond phase of the programme, started in 2013, implements resilience building activities through Food and Cash for Assets and aims to increase the capacity of the local community to reinforce long-term resilience to shocks. The programme in Mali illustrates WFP and the EU partnering through innovative ways and rising to the challenge of shifting from food aid to food assistance. The EU provides essential support, not only to UNHAS but also to a strategie fleet of stand-by heieopters in Ugancdh and the Demoeratic Republie of Congo. These helicopters can be deployed within 24 hours and bring essential food assistance, cargo and ald workers to the whole continent of Africa and reach as far as Pakistan. An example of bridging relief with recovery efforts is WFP's food-security programme funded by the EU in Mali. As a landlocked country in the Sahel region of Africa, Mali is vulnerable to food insecurity and malnutrition. The EU currently funds a resilienoe project which aims to provide immediate and kong-term solutions to break the cycle of hunger in the country. It is a good example of WFP and the EU working together to ensure that communities recover from recurring droughts in the region. ECHO funding to UNHAS 2013 Country operations: € 13.9 million ECHO long-term funding for the stand-by helicopter fleet: It the Marako eillage of Mali, the commenity has planted more than 130 moringa trees, also called a 'miracle tree'. In the past the Marako commanity only hareested the leaves of the tree for eating. Thanks to a WFPauareness campaign the villagers are now also eating the nutritious lowers and seeds. € 1.6 million

Food Security and Population movement

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WFP's assistance to Local Populations, Refugees, IDPs and Returnees supported by the European Commission in 2013




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