• Palestinians Face Rising Rates of Hunger (For The Media)

    A joint UN survey carried out by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics, WFP, UNRWA and the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), found that in 2012, 34 percent of households in Palestine were food insecure, up from 27 percent in 2011.

  • Ecuador: WFP links small-scale farmers with schools for a diversified diet

    In the Ecuadorian border area, WFP links small-scale farmer associations with schools and other safety nets, with a special focus on women. From the point of view of families and schools, results are measured in terms of diversified diets for children. Women farmers explain about this new way of working and how it has improved their incomes and livelihoods. Partnering local authorities explain how this contributes to integrate Colombian refugee families. (Available also in Spanish)

  • How WFP Is Assisting Syrian Refugees In Egypt

    Egypt, like many countries in the Middle East, has seen a major influx of Syrian refugees in recent months. Some 50,000 Syrians have registered as refugees here, or are awaiting registration. WFP is assisting them by providing food vouchers, which they can use to buy their own food at local supermarkets. At present, WFP is reaching about 30,000 refugees in this way but there are plans to increase that number. Gian Pietro Borudignon, head of WFP's operations in Egypt, explains.

  • WFP operations in Domiz Refugee Camp, northern Iraq (For The Media)

     WFP started a voucher programme in Domiz camp in northern Iraq in November and is currently providing 30,000 Syrians in Domiz camp with food vouchers worth US$31 per person, per month. Food vouchers can be redeemed against a list of items, including fresh produce, and because they are spent in local shops they provide a boost for the local economy.

  • What Homemade Bread Means To Syrian Refugees

    Hussein Mohammend lost four children in the conflict in Syria. During a fire-fight, he was shot six times in the stomach. He and his family have found safety and a temporary home in Turkey. Hussein and his wife are able to shop for their own groceries--and make bread the way they like it--thanks to an e-voucher programme set up by WFP.