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

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. 

23 November 2015

FamilyChef: Byrek me Gjizë

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

23 November 2015

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Hunger In Mali

Here are ten facts that shed light on the hunger situation in Mali, a country which is struggling to emerge from a series of concurrent crises. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. 

Cash and Vouchers
23 November 2015

In Rwanda, WFP Increasingly Provides Cash To Refugees To Purchase Food From Markets

In places where markets are functioning, WFP is increasingly providing cash transfers to vulnerable people. In Rwanda, cash transfers to refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have increased by 60 percent since 2014. Cash transfers enable households to diversify their diets and purchase nutritious food items that are not provided by WFP, such as fresh vegetables. As well as meeting the immediate food needs of those requiring food assistance, cash transfers can also have a positive impact on the local economy with traders gaining new customers.

Contributions to WFP
20 November 2015

WFP in Cuba Receives Food Donation from the Government of Brazil

HAVANA – The World Food Programme (WFP) has received from the Government of Brazil a donation of 3,500 MT of rice and beans to support its 2015-2018 Country Programme in Cuba. The costs related to the transportation and storage of this donation were covered by the Government of Cuba.


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