Cash and Vouchers Videos
With food prices high in Malawi's markets, many families are struggling to find enough to eat. A new programme by WFP is sending cash to the most vulnerable people through their mobile phones. This assistance enables them to buy more food and so keep hunger and malnutrition at bay.
On a 3-day trip to the Middle East, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin stopped at a food shop in Lebanon where Syrian refugees shop for food with vouchers. This allows families to buy fresh fruit and vegetables which aren’t normally a part of WFP food rations. Find out more
Cash and voucher programmes in DR Congo allow families forced from their homes by conflict to shop for locally-produced food on local markets.
Like many Zimbabweans, Loveness struggles to feed her children on a daily basis. But with WFP's food assistance, she can make sure her HIV+ children avoid malnutritrion and receive medication every month. One million adult Zimbabweans and 150,000 children are infected with HIV, which is 14.2% per cent of the population.
In the third episode of hungry planet, legendary ex-Barcelona striker Hristo Stoichkov joins other soccer greats in visiting a community garden project for victims of the 2009 flooding in Burkina Faso; a social experiment in Egypt helps the urban unemployed reclaim desert land and become farmers; and a cash vouchers project in Hebron helps Palestinian families cope with rising food prices.