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

4 November 2015

Cash Helps Drought-Stricken Farmers In Zimbabwe

Southern Africa is suffering a food crisis, with over 27 million* people facing hunger over the next six months. 

In Zimbabwe 1.5 million people are not able to access the food they need to be healthy. WFP's David Orr met hundreds of farmers in Sasula, central Zimbabwe, who have lost all of their crops to drought, leaving them without food and destroying their livelihoods. As they waited to receive cash distributions from the World Food Programme, they shared their stories and explained why this year has been such a difficult one.

*Source: Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)

4 November 2015

How I Became An International Aid Worker: Patrick McKenna

When it comes to creating a world with zero hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) certainly wouldn’t be able to achieve it without the support of our private partners. Whether responding to an emergency, or providing ongoing funding and expertise to our programmes worldwide, WFP’s partners are crucial in ensuring we reach those in need.

Patrick McKenna is responsible for managing relationships with UK companies that support WFP. He tells us why a typical day in the office could see him in London, Malawi or even at a rugby match!

3 November 2015

FamilyChef: Samar's Mujaddara

Welcome to WFP’s recipe series. Find out how this Palestinian mother in Gaza cooks the traditional Levant dish, Mujaddara, using much less oil than the original recipe calls for. She buys all her ingredients using WFP food vouchers. 

Purchase for Progress
3 November 2015

Afghanistan: Innovative Initiatives To Achieve Zero Hunger

As part of its efforts to achieve Zero Hunger in Afghanistan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working, since 2006, with smallholder farmers, traders, commercial millers and Afghan factories to stimulate local food production, connect farmers to markets, and promote the entire food value chain by raising awareness about locally produced nutritious foods. The food value chain development has the potential to create job opportunities and provide reliable income sources to vulnerable families across the country.

Cash and Vouchers
3 November 2015

Philippines: Empowering Conflict-Affected Communities Through E-Cards

In conflict-affected Central Mindanao, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is helping displaced communities overcome food insecurity and promoting long term peace at the same time.

2 November 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Afghanistan

Afghanistan faces enormous humanitarian challenges after three decades of war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters. Just a week ago, an earthquake hit the northern regions of the country killing hundreds and causing extensive damage in mountainous areas. Here are ten facts to help you understand the food and nutrition situation in this country. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. 

30 October 2015

It's Quiz Time: Are You Ready To #TackleHunger?

As the players hang up their rugby boots and the pitches are cleared, another Rugby World Cup comes to a close. But how much do you know about the game - and the impact it has had on tackling hunger worldwide? Can you complete our quiz in just ONE TRY…? 

30 October 2015

Surviving Ebola - A Persistent Fight

In one of the worst Ebola epidemics known to man, few have walked out of the quarantined facilities with a clean bill of health.  Ebola survival rates are frighteningly low — only 10 to 40 percent of the people infected with the virus recover.  To date, Guinea reported more than 3, 800 confirmed cases of Ebola.  Of these, more than 1,300 people have survived the disease. Some 2,500 have died.  But those who do survive the deadly disease still face many challenges. When they return home, many find that their possessions have been destroyed to prevent the spread of the virus.  Survivors also face the twin challenges of lingering stigma and unemployment.  In the eyes of many, they still carry the disease. 

29 October 2015

Helping Those Most In Need: Turkey Hosts & Supports Syrian Refugees

Turkey’s generous donation to WFP shows its commitment to its famous proverb, “Empty words will not fill an empty stomach”. We look at how this will help WFP provide urgent food assistance to vulnerable Syrian refugees.

Focus on Women
29 October 2015

A Peach Garden In Kyrgyzstan Brings Hopes Of Reuniting Families

Growing peach trees to secure her family’s future is the new ethos of 60-year-old Ulpetkhon Baltabaeva in the Kyrgyzstan’s Aravan District. Although the 300 peach seeds she planted this spring will not bear fruit before three years, she feels confident in her extended family’s future. 


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