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24 December 2014

Ten years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, WFP takes a look at some of the most courageous stories, photos and first-hand accounts of survivors and the impact that WFP’s response had on their lives.

Emergencies
19 December 2014

On 26 December, 2004 Mohamed Haffee, the Logistics Assistant of WFP did not go to the beach as his 2-year-old son was sleeping. This remains a miracle in his life as the same day the tsunami struck Sri Lanka. Through WFP’s Indian Ocean Tsunami Emergency Operation and the hard work of the Logistics team led by Hafee, WFP Sri Lanka provided immediate relief to 910,000 people. 


4 September 2014

Can you imagine the world without hunger? WFP school meals recipients around the world were asked the same question, then invited to submit their answers in pictures. Take a look at the 16 winning pictures of the world with zero hunger. Which one would you like to live in?

Climate Change
14 June 2013

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The "first key" we unveiled was 'Nutrition'; the second, 'Safety Nets'. We're unveiling the last "key" through a short film this month - and we want you to discover it with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, by joining this trivia contest, one lucky winner will get a WFP The North Face Backpack. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!


21 May 2013

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? The first key we unveiled last month was 'Nutrition'. What's the second key? We'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film each month until June 2013 - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, this time we're giving away two special WFP Tote Bags. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!

Focus on Women, Nutrition
3 April 2013

Providing food assistance does not simply equate to giving aid. As we learn from this young mom, receiving assistance can be a means of returning to self-sufficiency.

Climate Change, Nutrition
29 March 2013

There are three "Keys To Solving Hunger" -- what are they? Each month between April and June 2013, we'll be unveiling a new "key" through a short film - and we want you to discover them with us! And, to make the discovery more fun, we're also giving away some limited edition WFP Moleskine notebooks. So get your pencil and paper at the ready and click play!


9 July 2012

Collecting firewood for cooking is not only a burdensome task for vulnerable women, it also has an adverse impact on the environment. Using fuel-efficient stoves is one way to combat this issue.  On a visit to one of the homes of former IDPs in the northern part of the country,  we witness how one little stove has entirely changed a family's quality of life.

Emergencies, Floods
13 January 2011

Torrential rains across much of eastern Sri Lanka in recent days have unleashed floodwaters affecting around one million people and prompting WFP to launch an immediate emergency operation to provide life-saving food rations to the worst-affected areas.

Nutrition
3 September 2010

Land mines are a constant threat in many parts of Sri Lanka in the wake of long years of civil strife. Parathachchelvi Navarajan says that a fuel-efficient stove, given to her by WFP, has reduced the amount of fuel she needs to cook and therefore lessened the risk that she will step on a mine when searching for firewood.