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

Preventing Hunger
3 December 2015

Namibia Escalates Fight Against Hunger Despite El Niño

Namibia is escalating its fight against hunger despite bracing for a second consecutive year of poor rainfall and its third drought in four years. 

Climate Change
30 November 2015

Philippines: Harvesting Rainwater in the Face of Climate Change

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is helping some Philippine city residents prepare for the uncertainty of climate change. 

27 November 2015

Stronger communities in Mali

WFP Mali and its partner, World Vision, are supporting the Malian government to reinforce vulnerable populations' resilience in some of the harshest regions of the country. How? By working with the communities to build water tanks, dams, establish community gardens and carry out other activities that will help them become more resilient to climate shocks.

26 November 2015

Swampland turned into fertile rice fields in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, WFP is supporting smallholder rice farmers, paving the way for recovery after two years of Ebola outbreak. To boost the local economy and improve food security at the same time, vulnerable farming communities engage in rehabilitating swampland and turning it in fertile rice fields. 

25 November 2015

Russia’s Kamaz Trucks Donated To Support WFP Operations In DRC

The Government of the Russian Federation has donated 30 KAMAZ trucks to the World Food Programme of the United Nations (WFP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to facilitate food deliveries and distributions to vulnerable people and the provision of services to humanitarian partners in hard-to-reach and crisis-hit areas.

Focus on Women
24 November 2015

Orange The World: United To End Violence Against Women

Today, 25 November is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the World Food Programme (WFP) is taking part in the UN Secretary-General's UNiTE Campaign. 

Responding to Emergencies
24 November 2015

South Sudan: 'We Don't Know What They're Fighting For'

The nearly two-year-old conflict in South Sudan has devastated the young country and left millions hungry. Many humanitarian agencies have struggled to reach isolated communities in the regions most affected by fighting, but WFP and its partners continue to overcome enormous obstacles to get food and other relief supplies to people in critical need.

Purchase for Progress
24 November 2015

In Burundi, WFP's Local Food Purchases Help Dreams Come True

WFP is supporting the promotion of food production in Burundi through a home-grown school meals programme in four provinces.  The programme is significantly improving incomes of the smallholder farmers supported through the purchase of their crops. 

24 November 2015

After Tropical Storm Komen: Flood Victims in Bangladesh Begin to See Relief

After recent flooding in Bangladesh exacerbated poverty and food insecurity for many families, WFP is helping communities recover with food and cash. 


Fighting Hunger Worldwide