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.


Students And Teachers
25 March 2009

Haiti: Rice And Beans Keep Kids In School

Angelica Richard, who one day would like to be a doctor, says she had no breakfast before coming to school and won’t get anything when she goes home tonight. “This is my only meal of the day. Sometimes I feel weak in the morning and can’t wait till lunchtime.”
Nutrition
19 March 2009

Kenyan Girl, 13, Leaves Fields, Returns To School

In Kenya, many children are facing a choice: go to school – or work to feed themselves and their families. WFP’s new school feeding programmes mean that some youngsters no longer need to miss out on an education in order to eat.
Nutrition
12 March 2009

"Food Assistance Helped Me Become a Journalist"

Polio and poverty meant Apollinaire Gahungu had a difficult start to life. But things began to look up when he was sent to a WFP-supported school in Bujumbura, Burundi.

Climate Change
7 March 2009

Bangladeshi Woman Builds New Life On Higher Ground

Julekha, 36, can build a more secure life for her family now that she has raised her house out of the reach of floodwaters. She learned how to do this through an 'emergency resiliency' course run by the government and WFP.

Focus on Women
3 March 2009

Two Afghan Women Get To Grips With Shop Signs

Maqbolah and Mojigul, two sisters living in an Afghan village, are eager to learn to read so that they can understand the signs in the shops and bazaar they go to. WFP is helping to make it happen, as Susannah Nicol reports.
Preventing Hunger
3 March 2009

Ethiopian Farmer Learns To Exploit Every Drop of Rain

Mulualem Tegegn bought a donkey last year - a proud achievement for this 58-year-old grandfather in the Amhara highlands of Ethiopia. WFP had a hand in making it happen.
Responding to Emergencies
24 February 2009

Amid High Prices, Kabul’s Hungry Rely On WFP

Food prices have soared in Kabul over the last year, leaving 60-year-old widow Bobogul struggling to get by. Like many of the poorer residents of the Afghan capital, she now receives WFP food regularly and thanks to this assistance is able to afford her medicine again.
Food For Assets
20 February 2009

Five Days That Changed Abebe's World

When drought gripped much of southern Ethiopia recently, farmers across the region lost their crops in parched fields and millions were pushed to the brink of starvation. But as the rains failed, some farmers managed to escape the worst that nature could throw of them.

Aid professionals
19 February 2009

A WFP driver in Eastern Congo

Ennock Bigumba is a driver for WFP in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. He also works as a translator for WFP’s international staff on the ground. Caroline Hurford traveled with him on a recent mission for WFP.
Logistics
17 February 2009

Getting Food To Gaza

When WFP launched its emergency operation for Gaza recently, setting up food flows was no easy task. As Ekram El-Huni explains, the El Arish warehouse in Egypt was a crucial part of the logistics operation.

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