A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
Banda Aceh in Indonesia was the first major town to be hit by the tsunami. The giant wave smashed the lives of local fishermen as thoroughly as it smashed their boats. But ten years later, the fishing community has bounced back and many locals are rightly proud of what they have achieved.
As community chief, a big part of Gabriel’s job is convincing parents to send their children to school.
As WFP’s lead photographer, Rein Skullerud witnessed the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in the city of Aceh, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ten years later he went back to the same places with his camera. Using the photos in this gallery, he reflects on his experiences during his first visit and how things have changed since.
When fighters captured Qaraqosh town in the heat of early August, Basseema had little time to think ahead to winter. Like thousands of other Iraqi Christians who fled the violence, carrying nothing to help them withstand the cold, she faces a painful festive season.
WFP's team in Liberia was recently called on to take food to a remote village where Ebola has killed at least 14 people in the last few weeks. Donaig Le Du joined the helicopter crew and reconstructs the mission here through pictures she took at the time.
For WFP, work goes beyond delivering food assistance. Making sure that the food we provide can be consumed as safely and nutritiously as possible is a sustainable way towards eradicating global hunger. For this purpose, at the Cookstoves Future Summit in November, New York, WFP committed to making cooking safe for 10 million people by 2020 with the 10 X 20 Campaign.
In Mali, a recent pastoral crisis, successive droughts and political instability have left many communities in a precarious situation – a situation that could be devastating if another shock hits before they can fully recover.
Reliable internet for communications is a necessity for health workers and humanitarian actors fighting Ebola in West Africa. In order to care for infected patients and prevent the disease from spreading, aid workers need to be able to coordinate from the frontlines, ensuring they have the right supplies, staff and information. The WFP-led Emergency Telecommunications Cluster provides communications equipment and services in remote areas so that humanitarians can fight Ebola effectively. Comprising a network of partners from humanitarian, government and private sectors, this cluster relies on dedicated individuals who are willing to face risk and adversity to support the humanitarian cause.
On 26 December, 2004 Mohamed Haffee, the Logistics Assistant of WFP did not go to the beach as his 2-year-old son was sleeping. This remains a miracle in his life as the same day the tsunami struck Sri Lanka. Through WFP’s Indian Ocean Tsunami Emergency Operation and the hard work of the Logistics team led by Hafee, WFP Sri Lanka provided immediate relief to 910,000 people.