Stories

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


Responding to Emergencies
27 November 2012

WFP Food Brings Lifeline to Thousands Fleeing Unrest in Eastern DRC

In eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, thousands of people are on the move, balancing their belongings on their heads or on chukudus, the local wooden scooters. They pack the roads of North and South Kivu, fleeing the newest wave of violence spreading across the region. WFP is working around the clock to ensure the most destitute have enough to eat.

20 November 2012

WFP Starts Food Distributions For Families In Gaza

In the face of ongoing conflict in Gaza, WFP is pressing ahead with food distributions to ensure that families in the embattled territory don’t go hungry. WFP is monitoring the situation carefully and stands ready to provide additional assistance should humanitarian needs increase.

20 November 2012

How Nutrition Feeds A Healthy Childhood

Nutrition plays a fundamental role in the life of every child. Without it, children cannot grow up to reach their full potential and face health risks like stunting that haunt them for the rest of their lives. On Universal Children's Day (November 20) we talked to Anna Horner, a nutritionist in West Africa, about WFP's work ensuring that kids get the nutrition they need.

16 November 2012

WFP Hosts A Twitter Chat From Democratic Republic Of The Congo

Join WFP Web Editor Martin Penner in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a live-tweet up Friday 16 November at 11:00am New York / 4:00pm London. After a week-long trip to the region, Martin will be answering your questions about the humanitarian crisis brewing in one of the largest countries in Africa.

Responding to Emergencies
15 November 2012

Syria: WFP Scales Up Food Distributions As Humanitarian Needs Rise

Humanitarian needs – especially food – are growing in Syria as fighting continues to force thousands of families to flee their homes. Here is an overview of what WFP is doing inside and outside Syria to support the people affected by the fighting.

Aid professionals
8 November 2012

Darfur Women Graduate From Safe Stoves Project

A group of women in Darfur say they’re ready to move beyond food assistance thanks to a set of skills they’ve learned through a WFP-supported project that teaches women in the troubled region how to make their own fuel-efficient cook stoves.

Nutrition
7 November 2012

Nepal: Sky Is The Limit For School Meals Girl

Nim Doma Sherpa, who became the first WFP school meals recipient to climb Everest, is now preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania next year as part of her team’s mission to reach the highest peak on all the seven continents. She will be joined by six Nepali and three African women climbers and will be highlighting the importance of girls’ education around the world.

Responding to Emergencies
2 November 2012

Myanmar: WFP Steps Up Rakhine Response To Newly Displaced

Daw Thin Mya’s intelligent eyes sparkle through her glasses. Fifty-five years old, a successful businesswoman and mother of four, she is sitting outside a makeshift ‘dormitory’ of wood and corrugated iron that she and nine other families now call home.

NGOs
2 November 2012

WFP Partners Meeting Focuses On Strategy

WFP’s partners have an important role to play in devising WFP’s overall strategy for tackling world hunger, agreed delegates to the annual WFP Partnership Consultations this week in Rome. New innovations and technologies emerged as key themes in the meeting, which brought together a greater number of partner organisations than ever before.

Focus on Women
1 November 2012

South Sudan: Positive Impact of Nutrition Support Visible Among Refugee Children

A combined effort by health, water, sanitation and nutrition partners, including the World Food Programme (WFP), to reduce alarming malnutrition rates amongst Sudanese refugees who have settled in Maban County of South Sudan, is beginning to yield fruit.  Parents say they have seen dramatic improvements in their children’s health. 

Video

Fighting Hunger Worldwide