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

Responding to Emergencies
6 August 2015

In Burundi, Food Assistance Saves Lives Amidst Crisis

An inter-agency needs assessment found that the ongoing socio-political crisis in Burundi has led to increased humanitarian needs in some areas -- in part because of disruption to livelihoods and markets -- and that around 100,000 people needed immediate food assistance. The assessment found that the most affected provinces were Kirundo in the north, Makamba in the south, and the capital, Bujumbura Mairie. WFP is providing vital food assistance that is both saving lives and giving people hope.

5 August 2015

Floods and Hunger: What's Happening in Myanmar

Heavy monsoon rains have poured into Myanmar since mid-July – making rivers and creeks overflow with rainwater. What it is now considered as the worst flood to happen in Myanmar in recent decades, has affected more than one million people. Following the official request for assistance from the Government, the World Food Programme (WFP) has initiated a rapid emergency response.

Responding to Emergencies
3 August 2015

We Have Suffered Things Worse than Hunger

Recent intensified fighting in several South Sudan locations has made it more difficult to provide humanitarian assistance to people in critical need. The World Food Programme (WFP) is adapting its operations to reach people who have been cut off from food assistance for months.

Food For Assets
3 August 2015

Nepal: Rebuilding Lives and Livelihoods After Quake Devastation

The World Food Programme (WFP) is helping families to get back on their feet and rebuild their destroyed communities through emergency employment schemes. 

ED - E.Cousin
31 July 2015

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Discusses Development Needs in Tajikistan

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, met with leading government officials at the Regional South and Central Asia Consultations for the World Humanitarian Summit and visited the Shaartuz District on a four-day trip to Tajikistan the week of 22 July.

30 July 2015

FamilyChef: Molokhia

Welcome to WFP's new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

For Companies
30 July 2015

Improving Nutrition through the Private Sector

Delivering food in emergencies. Helping communities become more self-sufficient. Encouraging education with school meals. Whatever the operation or programme, the World Food Programme (WFP) is committed to improving people’s nutrition, and the private sector has a vital role to play.​

Responding to Emergencies
29 July 2015

Providing a Lifeline in Yemen

Since fighting escalated in April, the World Food Programme (WFP), with help from partners, has assisted more than two million people in Yemen by providing over 25,000 metric tons of food assistance.

28 July 2015

8 Facts About Hunger In Colombia

Did you know that approximately one in ten people in Colombia is an internally displaced person (IDP)? Here are eight facts to understand the food and nutrition situation in Colombia and the World Food Programme's (WFP) activities to address this issue. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

28 July 2015

My Lebanese Diaries: From the Waves of the Mediterranean to the Dust of Syrian Refugee Camps

The World Food Programme's (WFP) Youth Ambassador Against Hunger Jessica Watson, the youngest person to sail the world, shares insights from her recent trip to Lebanon and Jordan where she sailed in the Mediterranean with a group of dynamic teens from Syria and Lebanon and visited refugee families living in camps.


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