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

Climate Change
27 May 2015

Fostering Resilience and Food Security in the Honduran Dry Corridor

Lajero Blanco is a community where water supplies have dried up and production due to lack of water is almost nonexistent. As a consequence, the rates of food insecurity in this community are high and many families have decided to migrate from the area.

Cash and Vouchers
27 May 2015

Cash And Voucher Solutions To Hunger In Malawi

Each lean season WFP gives vulnerable Malawian households food assistance. For the first time, WFP this year gave out vouchers for the nutrition component of the project which allowed nursing mothers and mothers of young children to receive a locally produced porridge called Likuni Phala.

27 May 2015

Picture It: Zero Hunger, Endless Possibilities in Mali

Every year, the World Food Programme organises a drawing contest in each of the countries where it has a school feeding programme.  For 2015, the topic was "Zero Hunger, Endless Possibilties," aiming to show how good nutrition can pave the way for a better future. This year, WFP Mali held the competition only in the Mopti region in order to provide better support for the participating schools.

27 May 2015

The 5 Key Takeaways From The Latest Report On World Hunger

According to the latest edition of the annual UN hunger report (The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 – SOFI), the number of hungry people in the world has dropped to 795 million -- 216 million fewer than in 1990-92 -- or around one person out of every nine. Here are five things to remember:

27 May 2015

The Journey Of A Voucher In Mozambique

The World Food Programme's (WFP) golden ticket— a voucher issued in partnership with the Mozambican government— brought new business to local shopkeepers and provided human immunodeficiency virus​ (HIV) acquired immune deficiency syndrome​ (AIDS) and tuberculosis (TB) patients with the ability to access food when they most needed it. 

26 May 2015

Getting to Zero Ebola Cases In Rural Guinea

As part of efforts to reach zero Ebola cases, the Guinean government launched a new campaign across 20 villages in the Forecariah prefecture, one of the last strongholds for Ebola infections. During the 21-day campaign, people are asked not to leave their area so that all potential Ebola cases are detected and addressed, and further transmission is contained. To ensure that people don't have to leave their homes to find food, the World Food Programme (WFP) distributed crucial food assistance to over 7,500 households.

School Meals
26 May 2015

The Central African Republic: Going Beyond Providing Food As Part Of Our School Meal Programme

Many children in the Central African Republic (CAR) suffer from intestinal worm infection. These infections can begin early in a child's life, and they affect their health, nutritional status, and mental development. Although the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals are crucial, children cannot study properly when they are sick. In collaboration with UNICEF and the Ministry of Education, WFP has just embarked on a deworming campaign as part of its school meals programme, aiming to improve the health of 250,000 children across the country.​

25 May 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Mauritania

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

25 May 2015

Nepal Earthquake One Month On

The World Food Programme's (WFP) response to the Nepal earthquake that struck the nation one month ago today has been to reach survivors in high-altitude areas that are hard to access. In the month since, WFP has distributed food to more than 1.7 million people in the worst-affected areas.


21 May 2015

Heads Up! Vegetable Oil Falls From The Sky In South Sudan

The villagers in Ganyiel, a small village surrounded by swampland in southern Unity State of South Sudan, have become accustomed to seeing planes airdrop bags of cereal and pulses but seeing vegetable oil falling from the sky was something new. This happened in May when the World Food Programme (WFP) carried out its first successful airdrop of vegetable oil.


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