A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
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.
In Gitega province, central Burundi, WFP is supporting the making and use of fuel efficient stoves by the rural community. The pilot project is funded by the German Government and has been welcomed by the people in Rushanga district.
The pilot phase of the Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative which began in 2010, has officially ended. Smallholder and low-income farmers who participated in it, as well as partnering organizations which trained them, unanimously agree that P4P has improved farmers’ lives and livelihoods, and more fundamentally, empowered them to approach farming as a business.
In Tanzania, about 80 percent of the population depend on agriculture and often irregular rain patterns for their livelihood. The weather can be harsh and unpredictable with seasonal rain patterns being capable of resulting in damaging floods or multi-year droughts.