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.


Nutrition
13 July 2010

Peru: Chicken-Blood Cookbook Stamps Out Anaemia

Traditional Peruvian cooking has turned out a secret weapon in the fight against anaemia: chicken blood. High in iron and low on cost, “sangrecita” is the key ingredient of many of Peru’s favourite dishes. WFP has published over 40 in an anti-anaemia cookbook with recipes from local mothers and world renowned chefs.

Logistics
15 June 2010

Haiti: Homes For Quake Homeless Come From Sky

Brienne Charles and her neighbours lost their homes when the January earthquake ripped through their remote mountain village. Now they’re getting new ones thanks to a Chilean NGO and WFP’s knack for reaching people in even the hardest-to-reach locations. Watch the clip

Food For Assets
9 June 2010

Haiti: Food Assistance Rebuilds Lives

As Haiti raises itself from the rubble of the January earthquake, WFP is helping survivors start again by giving them cash and food in return for work to rebuild the country. Johnny, who lost his family, and Florence, who dreams of starting a business, are among those reclaiming their lives. Watch the clip

Nutrition
26 May 2010

Niger: Women’s Cereal Bank Hedges Against Hunger

Risk is a way of life for traders on western commodity markets. But it’s even more so for farmers like Fatih who bet their livelihoods on every harvest. Cereal banks reduce the risk of disaster by loaning out grain when times are tough. Watch the clip
Food For Assets
25 May 2010

Pakistan: Woman Farmer Curbs Hunger Cycle With Food Aid

Bakhtawar Mai turned in a great harvest this year, which means she finally grew enough food to feed her family. This was possible because a little food aid at the right time enabled her to cover her immediate food needs and, at the same time, buy enough seeds for the year ahead.

Nutrition
21 May 2010

Colombia: Families Take The Sweet Route Out of Hunger

Mercedes Bohorquez has made panela, the main ingredient in Colombia’s favourite thirst-quencher for as long as she can remember. But, unable to sell her product herself, she remained trapped in poverty. Now, with a helping hand from WFP, she and her fellow paneleros are solving that problem.

Food For Assets
19 May 2010

Philippines: With Typhoon Past, Family Builds New Home

Since a typhoon destroyed their home last year, Mildred's family has been living on a beach. Their fishing boat damaged and their savings exhausted, they had nowhere to turn. But their fortunes are changing with a programme that takes care of food needs as they rebuild their lives.

Food For Assets
19 April 2010

Haiti: WFP Helps Quake Homeless Put Down Roots

Ilija, 39, knows he’s lucky. When the earthquake struck, destroying his home in Port-au-Prince and killing four of his housemates, he was out looking for work. Like many survivors, he has left the capital for Haiti's relatively untouched north, where he is rebuilding his life.

Nutrition
8 April 2010

Congo: Jobless Miners Dig Route Out Of Malnutrition

In Katanga, a mining province in southeastern Congo, the global financial crisis left a deep swathe of unemployment, bringing more hunger and malnutrition. Now, families of jobless miners are re-learning forgotten farming skills and at the same time gaining insights into healthy eating.

Responding to Emergencies
19 March 2010

Food Rations Key As Refugee Tide Reaches Ethiopia

Following the surge in fighting in Somalia over the past months, more and more Somalis are fleeing to Ethiopia. Among the recent arrivals is Sadia, who has lost her family. WFP food rations provide one certainty in her life as she scans the incoming refugees for a familiar face.

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