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.


Responding to Emergencies
26 November 2009

El Salvador: WFP Sustains Families Hit By Hurricane Ida

Estela Nuñez, who lost 15 family members in the storms and floods which swept El Salvador in the wake of Hurricane Ida, is among the thousands of people who are benefitting from WFP emergency food assistance as they start to rebuild their lives.
Focus on Women
25 November 2009

Afghanistan: Abused Wife Gains Respect Through Food Aid

Frustrated by their poverty and the lack of food for the family, Jamila's husband used to beat her. But the violence subsided after she enrolled in a WFP-supported training project which eased the food problem and also taught her a trade.
Responding to Emergencies
23 November 2009

Philippines: WFP Rice Helps Mother Steer Through Crisis

After Typhoon Ketsana dumped the heaviest rain in decades on Manila, wrecking her home, Joralyn Castillo and her family were in danger of sliding into hunger and destitution. Emergency rice rations from WFP are helping make sure that doesn’t happen.
Focus on Women
3 November 2009

Film Star Goes To Market With Palestinian Family

Tunisian actress Hend Sabry saw the impact of WFP’s first food voucher scheme in the Middle East recently when she spent a day with a Palestinian family in Nablus. Her presence also put a smile on faces at a market where thousands of Palestinians spend the vouchers.
Responding to Emergencies
5 October 2009

Philippines: A Grandmother's Story

MANILA  -- Teodora Castor, who lives in the city of Taguig, one of Manila’s poor suburbs, has never known flooding this bad. “I’ve lived for 34 years in the same home. Only three times have we ...
Responding to Emergencies
15 September 2009

Bangladesh Food Lifeline In Jeopardy

Fancy Rajshahi, a 40-year-old Bangladeshi woman who lives in grinding poverty, was thrilled earlier this year when she started to receive bags of fortified wheat flour from WFP to help nourish her three boys. Now it seems her good luck could be about to vanish.
Food For Assets
28 August 2009

WFP v Man-Eating Crocodiles 1-0

A novel food assistance program in southern Somalia has succeeded in helping a poor community on the Juba river to protect itself and its cattle from voracious crocodiles. It's also creating more land for farming.
Food For Assets
5 August 2009

Hope, Courage And Football In Afghanistan (Staff Profile)

Rahmatullah Mowahid is a young and enthusiastic WFP field monitor working in Afghanistan. Despite all the challenges faced by people, he believes that changes are taking place and the future will be better…
Purchase for Progress
27 July 2009

Guatemala: Poorest Farmers Glimpse Future Free From Hunger

Life is changing for a group of poor smallholder farmers in Guatemala. Improved techniques are helping them produce more food and, thanks to WFP’s Purchase for Progress initiative, they’re able to sell their surplus at a reasonable price.
Responding to Emergencies
24 July 2009

Building Trust In A Danger Zone (Staff Profile)

Providing food assistance to millions of destitute people in Somalia is a difficult and dangerous business. As Deputy Country Director for the last two years, Denise Brown, has found that to get the job done she has to be both tough and charming.

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