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30 November 2011

WFP and KONAMI Digital Entertainment have teamed up to create an online game with a real-world impact. Food Force puts players at the helm of the world’s largest humanitarian aid agency. It combines the multiplayer fun of other popular social media games with the ability to provide real meals to hungry children around the globe. Start playing Food Force!

Purchase for Progress
13 July 2011

Under a small shed that barely protects them from the intense sunshine, 15 small farmers clean and handpick maize from their most recent harvest. They separate the good grain from those that are broken or “dead” (damaged). This is painstaking and tiring work, but their enthusiasm is palpable.

School Meals
2 December 2010

What happens when a college student, an MTV reality show, the private sector and the largest humanitarian organisation in the world join forces? The answer is great TV and a big step in the fight against child hunger.

Nutrition
16 July 2010

Central American governments are doing a good job of strengthening their social safety nets, but need to sharpen their focus on child nutrition, a new study by WFP reported this month. Here is a breakdown of the study's findings and recommendations.

Procurement, Purchase for Progress
4 December 2009

Dionisio Blandon’s crop of maize is growing well this year and he’s confident he can sell it for a better price than normal. Thanks to WFP and its partners in the Purchase for Progress initiative, this smallholder farmer was finally able to buy good quality seeds and fertilisers.

Floods, Hurricanes
10 November 2009

WFP estimates that as many as 10,000 people in El Salvador will need urgent food assistance in the coming days after heavy rains swept across the country, leaving more than 100 people dead and causing extensive damage.

Emergencies
23 July 2009

Nicaragua’s Coco River is a lifeline for the impoverished Miskito Indians who live along its shores – and the only way WFP can deliver food aid to a population still recovering from the deadly 2007 Hurricane Felix.

Urban Food Insecurity, Food Prices, Food Security Analysis
11 June 2009

Poor households all over the developing world are eating fewer and less nutritious meals and many are cutting back on healthcare and schooling for children, according to new WFP research on the effects of the financial crisis. Read WFP call to G8 ministers

Climate Change, Emergencies, Logistics
6 March 2009

Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, droughts… nothing anyone can do will prevent them. But a lot can be done to reduce their impact – especially if there’s an early warning.


26 May 2008

High food prices are affecting millions of people across the world - most of all those living on the edge of poverty and hunger. For WFP, as an organisation enirely dependent on voluntary contributions, the impact of rising food and fuel prices represents nothing less than a global emergency.