A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
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.
As the mother of six boys, a farmer and the leader of her farming group, Judith is the perfect example of a local saying - Empower a woman, and you empower an entire community.
Cash-for-training programmes in rural Pakistan aim to help participants learn useful skills that will help them make a living and improve general food security and disaster resilience.
Do you know that women are the backbone of Cambodia's agriculture? They are responsible for taking care of their families, particularly in selecting and preparing food for their families. Yet they earn 20 percent less than men and have less access to education, health care and employment. In this two-minute video, you will see the solutions implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to address this issue.
Providing timely assistance after a humanitarian emergency is one of the World Food Programme's (WFP) main goals. With the support of the United States Agency for International Development Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA), WFP was able to preposition food in strategic areas around the country before Typhoon Hagupit made landfall.
The town of Dolores in Eastern Samar experienced the brunt of Typhoon Hagupit when it made its first landfall in the area on 6 December 2014. Here is the story of Diana Enciso who shares her experience during Hagupit.
The WFP Centre of Excellence Against Hunger in Brazil hosted a delegation from the Government of Lao PDR to share experiences on fighting hunger. The study visit highlighted the benefits of including nutrition and school meals in national policy, with the Laos Government confirming that school meals will be included in the National Education Law and the Human Resource Development Plan.
Jazmin is a Colombian refugee in the Ecuadorian northern border receiving WFP assistance. Her story is part of the exhibit “Family Meal: What brings us together”. The exhibit, displayed in several European cities, shows the impact of WFP’s work with funding from the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission (ECHO) on families around the world.
It is one year since conflict erupted in South Sudan. The fighting has seriously affected food security in the country, leaving it on the brink of a hunger catastrophe. WFP and its partners have been at the forefront of efforts to bring lifesaving assistance to over 2.5 million people affected by the conflict. All these people just want peace so that they can return to their lives. Two women who received assistance from WFP and its partners in Mabior (Jonglei State) where WFP assisted nearly 40,000 people in November and in Kadet (Unity State) where the agency provided food to 10,000 people in November, talked about their experiences and wishes.
Besides the opportunity to learn, children look forward to two things at the beginning of a school year in the The Gambia: reuniting with friends and the daily hot meals that WFP provides to more than 100, 000 children, thanks to the European Union.