A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
Using a contribution from USAID specifically for local maize purchase, WFP purchased 30 metric tons of maize directly from the Chigonthi Farmers Organization in mid-2016 which it then delivered to food-insecure households as part of its current relief response.
More than 60,000 South Sudanese refugees are hosted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). They have fled fighting in the Equatoria region of their home country. Most of them are women and children. While more are arriving daily, they are being settled away from the border at Biringi (Ituri province) and other sites in the province of Haut-Uele.
Raj Kumar Rijal works as the Senior Food Research Officer at the Government of Nepal’s Regional Food Technology and Quality Control Office (DTQC) in Hetauda.
In September 2016, Mr. Rijal had the opportunity to travel to Israel to learn more about “Feeding the Future: Food Safety and Technology in Times of Global Change" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
The training he received was part of a programme by Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) and WFP Nepal to strengthen government capacity.
Here Rijal talks to WFP about his experience.
Talibe Selmen Camara and people in his village Agoueinitt in the Wilaya of Guidimakha, the southern-most region of Mauritania have been suffering in recent years due to lack of rainfall. Droughts and land degradation have destroyed crops and threatened the food security of local communities across the region. Smallholder farmers have resorted to desperate measures in order to cope, selling vital assets or migrating. To help communities adapt to and thrive under climate change, WFP is supporting Governments to implement the project “Enhancing Resilience of Communities to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Food Security in Mauritania” under the UNFCCC Adaptation Fund. This four year project is already yielding concrete adaptation results after its first year of implmentation.
A glimpse into life under so-called Islamic State, in the words of those who escaped.
Heba and Adel are two of many smallholder farmers in the village of Mansouria in Upper Egypt’s Aswan governorate whose lives have been affected by climate change. Intense heat and strong winds have, in the past, led to substantial decrease in wheat production. Wheat is the region’s staple crop and the cornerstone of many livelihoods, leaving many households vulnerable to food insecurity and loss of income. To help farmers adapt, WFP is implementing a four-year project aimed at improving the capacity of farmers like Heba and Adel to adapt to anticipated reductions in food production from climate change and to build institutional capacity at all levels.
Thanks to the Government of Malawi and support from the governments around the world, millions of hungry and food-insecure people in Malawi can get through the lean season and nurture some optimism about the future.
More than 7,500 refugees are now living in Zimbabwe’s Tongogara refugee camp in Chipinge. Without adequate and timely assistance, these refugees will not be able to sustain themselves. A partnership between the World Food Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has helped them persevere and rebuild their shattered lives.
More than 44,000 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in the first two weeks of November, bringing the total to 340,000 since July, and there is no indication that the huge influx will slow down soon. At a cost of US$12 million per month for its refugee operation, WFP is overstretched and in urgent need of resources.