A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
Although progress has been made, we are not out of this devastating crisis yet. WFP and its partners continue to remain vigilant and provide the support needed to achieve zero cases across all Ebola-affected countries. You might have not seen much about Ebola in the media of late. Here is, in brief, our latest news:
WFP's communications team met Syrians in displacement inside their country and in refuge in neighboring countries as well as humanitarian workers who have been witnesses to their agony. Here's what they had to say:
Disasters disproportionately affect the world’s poorest people and communities, significantly increasing hunger and malnutrition. Hunger and malnutrition increase people's exposure to risk. Because of this, disaster risk reduction is a central priority for the World Food Programme (WFP).
Here are some key facts on the link between disasters and hunger.
In a country where girls are rarely allowed to attend school, WFP's food serves as a powerful incentive for male family members to send the women - mothers and adolescent girls - of their family to vocational skills and literacy classes.
After struggling for years, Fulasa fought her way out of poverty by helping nourish the minds and bodies of children in her community. She serves as a shining example of the central role that women play in addressing poverty and undernutrition.
World Food Programme Field Manager, Irene Del Rio (far right in photo below), has just returned from the refugee site of Dar es Salam (Lac Region), home to a growing number of Nigerian refugees escaping escalating violence in their country.
In the course of its work in the Philippines, the World Food Programme has crossed paths with many women who have shown strength and leadership in their respective communities in order to achieve Zero Hunger. This March -- Women's Month -- be inspired by their stories.
WFP's school meals programme helps girls stay in school and pursue an education as well as break the cycle of malnutrition.
The 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (14th-18th March, Sendai, Japan) will establish a new global framework on disaster risk reduction, and will shape government and donor priorities and funding for the next decade. It is the first step in the building that countries are trying to erect to ensure sustainable development and prosperity for the coming generations. WFP will help ensure outcomes and commitments focus on eradicating hunger.