A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.

Focus on Women
24 November 2015

Orange The World: United To End Violence Against Women

Today, 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) is taking part in the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE Campaign. 

Responding to Emergencies
24 November 2015

South Sudan: 'We Don't Know What They're Fighting For'

The nearly two-year-old conflict in South Sudan has devastated the young country and left millions hungry. Many humanitarian agencies have struggled to reach isolated communities in the regions most affected by fighting, but WFP and its partners continue to overcome enormous obstacles to get food and other relief supplies to people in critical need.

Purchase for Progress
24 November 2015

In Burundi, WFP's Local Food Purchases Help Dreams Come True

WFP is supporting the promotion of food production in Burundi through a home-grown school meals programme in four provinces.  The programme is significantly improving incomes of the smallholder farmers supported through the purchase of their crops. 

23 November 2015

VoucherChef: Byrek me Gjizë

Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of those who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

23 November 2015

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Hunger In Mali

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mali, a country which is struggling to emerge from a series of concurrent crises. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

Cash and Vouchers
23 November 2015

In Rwanda, WFP Increasingly Provides Cash To Refugees To Purchase Food From Markets

In places where markets are functioning, WFP is increasingly providing cash transfers to vulnerable people. In Rwanda, cash transfers to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have increased by 60 percent since 2014. Cash transfers enable households to diversify their diets and purchase nutritious food items that are not provided by WFP, such as fresh vegetables. As well as meeting the immediate food needs of those requiring food assistance, cash transfers can also have a positive impact on the local economy with traders gaining new customers.

Contributions to WFP
20 November 2015

WFP in Cuba Receives Food Donation from the Government of Brazil

HAVANA – The World Food Programme (WFP) has received from the Government of Brazil a donation of 3,500 MT of rice and beans to support its 2015-2018 Country Programme in Cuba. The costs related to the transportation and storage of this donation were covered by the Government of Cuba.

School Meals
19 November 2015

Yum! Staff vs School Girls, a Basketball Showdown in Nicaragua

Fifteen staff members of YUM! Brands Inc. visited Nicaragua to see how the Ministry of Education runs its School Feeding Program supported by WFP. In addition to observing the program activities, the highlight of this visit was an unexpected basketball game between the visitors and five school girls.

17 November 2015

USAID visit to projects in Colombia

USAID FFP is WFP Colombia’s largest donor, contributing vital cash and in-kind contributions to improve the food consumption and dietary diversity of Internally Displaced People (IDPs) and returnees, and the most vulnerable Colombians affected by the long-term civil conflict. These funds also help to rebuild the livelihoods of IDPs and returnees, with a focus on resilience, and empower women and ethnic groups.  

Cash and Vouchers
17 November 2015

Palestine: Innovation, Partnerships And 'One Card' To Assist Those In Need

Hanan is a Palestinian woman from Gaza. With the 'One Card' Hanan can buy nutritious food at local shops. But this card is used for much more: people can buy water, hygiene products and even school uniforms for children. It makes life easier - it's all on one card. 


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