A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
Climate change is drastically altering social and environmental conditions in one of the world’s most vulnerable countries, Tajikistan. Abnormally high temperatures are resulting in higher water elevation levels in the Vakhsh River due to rapid melting of glaciers and snow. This has become a serious problem for nearly 2500 in Olimobod village in Khatlon province; approximately 50 hectares of arable land and other valuable community assets are being swamped following episodes of heavy rain, which becomes worse every year.
Growing up as a girl in a poor rural village in Nepal involves many challenges. For children like Smriti, benefiting from regular school meals means getting nutritious meals and staying in school are two fewer challenges to worry about.
Conflict is compromizing the food security and nutrition of millions of Nigerians. Here are ten things to know.
Southern Africa is facing a major food security crisis following successive years of drought, most recently as a result of the El Niño weather event which meant reduced rains for the region’s crucial 2015-16 agricultural season. Many countries experienced poor or failed harvests in April this year, leaving millions of people with little or no food to sustain them till next year’s harvest.
The first 1,000 days are a critical window of opportunity to give a child the best possible start in life for good nutrition for cognitive and physical development. WFP and the government of Kerala are helping parents give their children this essential boost with food distributed through social safety nets.
“Mwen santim fyè”, “I feel proud” says Emmanus in Haitian Creole with a shy grin. Emmanus II Chery is ten years old, recently graduated from fourth grade, and resides in the small community of Pestel, in Haiti’s Grand-Anse Department. He is the first child to have won an award for Haiti in WFP’s global Children’s Design Competition, and he feels very proud to represent his country and to be recognized for his drawing, which portrays the importance of local production.
Emergency relief distributions have begun in Swaziland in response to drought which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of people not having enough to eat.
Each year, nearly 50,000 people apply to the Mandela Washington Fellowship – the flagship program of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. Out of the applicants, 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa are selected to receive professional development training at various universities across the U.S.
The World Food Programme's mission is to save lives and livelihoods, and to improve the nutrition, food security and self-reliance of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.