A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.

Cash and Vouchers
6 May 2016

COLOMBIA: Director of USAID Visits WFP’s Innovative Model to Strengthen Resilience in Wayuú Communities

In La Guajira, Wayúu communities are vulnerable to climatic events which impact their food and nutrition security. With the support of USAID, WFP is strengthening community resilience by recovering ancestral knowledge, making technology and agricultural practices more resistant to extreme weather, supporting integrated climate early warning systems and lastly, developing efficient community livelihood strategies and coping mechanisms.

3 May 2016

Adapting to climate change and ensuring food security in the highlands of Ecuador

Local communities in the highlands of Ecuador have felt the direct impact of climate change through the loss of agricultural yields, fishery and tourism. Rosa Maria Cacuango, a smallholder farmer, has directly faced this challenge. Lack of rainfall and frequent droughts led to food insecurity as well as loss of income among her community. But now, Rosa Maria is more resilient, thanks to the “Enhancing Resilience of Communities to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Food Security” or the FORECCSA project, implemented by the government with WFP’s support.

Cash and Vouchers
3 May 2016

Philippines: Farm-to-Market Road Provides Better Access for Rural Community

A new road built with the support of WFP helps farmers in a village in Lanao del Sur get their produce to market faster and cheaper.

2 May 2016

WFP’s Response to the Ecuador Earthquake in Photos

Following the earthquake that destroyed both lives and buildings, humanitarian response is arriving in Ecuador.

2 May 2016

Planting Seeds Of Hope In The Central African Republic

Three years of conflict have left a heavy toll on the people of the Central African Republic (C.A.R.). Nearly one million people are still uprooted. Half of the population faces hunger. Now, peace is coming to C.A.R. and people need support to recover and rebuild. 

29 April 2016

10 Facts About Hunger In Pakistan

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Pakistan. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

24 April 2016

India: Modernising A Mammoth

In India, a WFP-supported efficiency drive is bringing bar-coded ration cards to the world’s largest food distribution programme.
With a third of its people living in poverty, the state of Odisha – formerly known as Orissa – is among India’s worst performers on most measures of social wellbeing. This makes it a good testing ground for reforms to India’s vast food distribution system. WFP is proud to support this modernization process.

22 April 2016

A Quick Guide To Climate Change

The Paris Agreement has been signed on April 22 by global leaders. The valubale text, reached at COP 21 in December, set an unprecedented standard in addressing the causes and impact of climate change. Now it needs to be translated into urgent and ambitious investment and action. In this quick guide, we explain the World Food Programme’s work to build the resilience of vulnerable people to climate change, and what the Paris Agreement means for our goal of ending hunger by 2030. 

21 April 2016

Ecuador: ‘My House Started To Fall In Front Of My Eyes’

One survivor of Ecuador’s earthquake describes the terrifying moment when the ground began to tremble – and how she watched helpless as her home collapsed before her.

Cash and Vouchers
21 April 2016

With Cash And Skills Training, South Sudanese Women Carve Path To Food Security And Economic Empowerment

Hundreds of women in South Sudan are transforming their lives with valuable new vocational skills learned through a social and economic empowerment training program supported by the World Food Programme and Women for Women International. The participants say they have been able to achieve things they’d never thought possible after learning techniques for sustainable agriculture and how to build savings by setting up village savings and loans associations.


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