A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
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.
Amid worsening hunger triggered by the effects of El Niño-related drought, Namibia is investing in the expansion of its National School Feeding programme to ensure more learners receive nutritious meals and stay in school.
Syrian mother Um Abdullah shares with us a simple, nourishing dish, as part of our series exploring the tastes of home of refugees and displaced families supported by the World Food Programme.
Isaura Luis and her family lost all their crops due to drought in Tete province at the end of last year. They were among the large numbers of smallholder farmers who suffered crop loss across Mozambique and who have had to rely on food assistance since then. With the rainy season now started, they and other families are hoping for more luck this time around.
Samba Ndiaye has become a farmer following his arrival to the Inke refugee camp in north of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He fled his country, the Central African Republic, due to violence and armed conflict that ensued in the wake of clashes between Seleka and anti-Balaka militias.
In 2013, the country office in Niger made a significant step forward by deciding to develop its food security analysis in Diffa, and due to the continuing insecurity in that region, it made sense to try remote monitoring. Aky Koura Malam Mari was one of the first beneficiaries to participate in remote monitoring using the mVAM modality. mVAM contacts beneficiaries on their mobile phones to conduct food security surveys in insecure and hard to reach places. By sharing his voice through mVAM, Aky Koura Malam Mari not only reinforces the responsibility and transparency of WFP and its partners but also strengthens the ties between WFP and its beneficiaries.
Bulungu Combined School – just outside Mumbwa town in Zambia’s Central Province - uses adapted stoves that reduce the amount of firewood required to cook school meals for the pupils, and the amount of smoke the cooks have to put up with in the kitchen.
Since 2013 nearly 560,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda and WFP has assisted them by providing monthly general food rations to meet their basic food needs. Recently the WFP has introduced a cash programme, giving people the option to choose a cash allowance instead of food, providing them with the opportunity to decide for themselves what they eat.