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
3 February 2010

Haiti: Women Take Lead As Food Coupons System Rolls Out

As WFP’s food coupon system ensures delivery of two weeks of rice rations, women are always at the front of the line at the 16 fixed distribution points in the Haitian capital. It’s part of a system that ensures the weakest don’t get left behind.

School Meals
26 January 2010

Cambodia: Take-Home Rations Help Hungry-To-Learn Girl

In rural Cambodia, youngsters from poor families are often pulled out of school to work in the fields, as their parents struggle to make ends meet. But a programme of school meals and take-home rations is keeping children – especially girls like Ry Srei Net – in school.

Responding to Emergencies
12 January 2010

Yemen: Flour Ration Allows Displaced Families To Make Bread

Fatima and her family are among the tide of people displaced by the fighting which broke out in northern Yemen last year. Although she’s in a barren camp for displaced people, Fatima counts herself lucky as she can at least bake bread for her family.

Focus on Women
28 December 2009

Food Rations Bring New Year Cheer To Tajik Widow

On a cold winter day in the mountains on the western edge of Tajikistan, Rajabgul Rasulova has just had a rare taste of happiness in her life of hardscrabble survival. Thanks to a WFP food distribution, she now has something to put on the table for the family New Year celebration.
Focus on Women
15 December 2009

Ethiopian Project Prevents Hunger By Managing Land

The MERET project, run by the Ethiopian government and WFP, helps poor farmers manage land better, so that it becomes more productive and does not become desert. Hiwot Gebre-Tsadkan, one of MERET's beneficiaries, explains how it changed her life. Watch video
Food For Assets
14 December 2009

Mali: Restoring Lake In Desert, Farmers Keep Hunger Away

With sand clogging the channels feeding Mali’s Lake Faguibine, the area dried up and local people slipped deeper into hunger. The answer was simple: unblock the channels. Thanks to food assistance supplied by WFP, local people were able to do it themselves. Watch video
Nutrition
9 December 2009

WFP Food Helps Tajik Boy Overcome Tuberculosis

Nutritious food rations from WFP are helping Amirjoni Abdusalom, 8, recover from pulmonary tuberculosis. Soon he'll be able to go back to his family and the normal life of a young boy in his rural Tajik village.
Purchase for Progress
4 December 2009

Smallholder Farmers In Nicaragua See New Opportunities

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.

Responding to Emergencies
2 December 2009

Myanmar: A Day In The Life Of A Cyclone Survivor

For people whose lives were wrecked last year by Cyclone Nargis, it can take a long time to pick up the pieces and start looking to the future. But 20-year-old Aye Aye Thin has managed. She's driving her community’s recovery forward by helping rebuild a key road. Watch video
Nutrition
1 December 2009

Haiti: 15-Month-Old Alexis Gets Fighting Chance

Natasha Belony, like three-quarters of Haitians, lives on less than US $2 a day and feeding her children is a daily struggle. Her 15-month old son is malnourished but he has just started receiving WFP nutritional support and so he has a good chance of recovering.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide