How We Help

The differences we make
Every day, we make a difference to the lives of millions of people. Each of these people has a story to tell. And so do the WFP staff who make it happen. You can read some of these stories here.


Focus on Women
31 August 2011

Kenya: Irrigation Repairs Prove Providential in Drought-Hit Turkana

The rebuilding of an irrigation scheme in northern Kenya last year has turned out to be crucial for farmers like Nangor Lobongia. It has meant she and her family have avoided joining the thousands now queueing for food aid in the drought-hit Turkana region.

Focus on Women
8 July 2011

Fleeing Abyei, Pregant Woman Finds Refuge In South Sudan

As South Sudan celebrates its birth as a nation, the new country continues to receive a flow of families displaced by conflict in the contested border area of Abyei. Among the new arrivals is Achok Ajou Cyer, who has taken refuge in the town of Mayen Abun, where she is now receiving WFP assistance.

Logistics
24 March 2011

Ex-Child Soldier Keeps Food Aid Moving In South Sudan

Not too long ago, Mark Diang was a child soldier in southern Sudan. Thankfully, he managed to leave that life behind and he now works for WFP as a security assistant. He recently received a special award from WFP for his critical role in negotiating safe passage for urgent food aid along a dangerous river route.

Responding to Emergencies
15 March 2011

Fleeing Workers Tell Of Hardship In Libya

Benjamin counts among 2,300 Ghanaians who fled the unrest gripping Libya and are now packed into the Shousha transit camp on Tunisia's border. While he doesn't want to go home, returning to Libya is unthinkable.

Food For Assets
7 January 2011

A Year After Quake, Haitians Glimpse Hunger-Free Future

One year after the earthquake, WFP is helping Haitians move beyond the disaster and start building a future free from hunger. Our food assistance provides meals for children in school, shields babies and mothers from malnutrition, helps economic recovery and supports small farmers.

Focus on Women
22 November 2010

Burkina Faso: Mother Learns To Fend Off Malnutrition

Assétau Bagagnan, a mother of four, says she knew nothing at all about the importance of getting the right vitamins and nutrients before bringing her malnourished baby son to a feeding centre in rural Burkina Faso. Armed with this new knowledge, she says she’s now better equipped to care for her family.

Preventing Hunger
16 November 2010

Mauritania Families Find Chewy Solution To Hunger

Gum arabic, a common food ingredient which makes bubblegum chewy and postage stamps stick, may also be offering a way out of poverty for a group of returning refugees in southern Mauritania. With the earnings from their new gum tree nursery, they’re investing in wells, homes, more trees and a future free from hunger.

Food For Assets
15 November 2010

Pakistan: Five Ways Lives Are Improving

More than three months after catastrophic monsoon floods swept through Pakistan, WFP’s food assistance is helping in many ways. It brings relief to people who are still cut off by flood waters and helps families protect their children from malnutrition. It also supports those who are in a position to rebuild their homes and livelihoods.

Nutrition
3 November 2010

Sizzling Vitamins Bring Nutrition To Egypt's Poor

A project to bring nutritionally-enhanced vegetable oil into the homes of some 60 million people got underway this week in a bid to stem widespread malnutrition in Egypt. The joint effort makes use of Egypt’s vast subsidized food system to ensure that the country’s poorest get the vitamins and minerals they need.

Aid professionals
20 October 2010

WFP Staffer Comes Home To Work In Congo

Peter Transburg spent much of his childhood in a remote corner of the Democratic Republic of Congo while his parents were there teaching. He returned last year as an adult, working for WFP. While he now sees things differently, he says there are many reminders of former days spent climbing guava trees and fishing in rivers.

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