A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
Tongogara Refugee Camp– Some 550 km southeast of Zimbabwe’s capital, Tongogara Refugee Camp has swollen to 7,000 inhabitants in the past year. UNHCR currently provides assistance to cover refugees’ basic needs, including food and shelter. However, the camp is captive to its surrounding’s dry and dusty climate, and few are able to work outside its boundaries. Starting in January 2015, WFP will work with UNHCR to address the food needs of Tongogara’s refugees with a view to provide more sustainable solutions. This will enable UNHCR to re-direct its support towards other programmes that focus on income generation and education. The new WFP-UNHCR partnership in Tongogara Camp will help bridge refugees’ tumultuous past to a more promising future.
HAVANA –The Regional Thematic Pre-consultation Meeting on humanitarian effectiveness took place on December 5 in Havana Cuba. This meeting is part of a worldwide consultation process to generate inputs and specific action plans to strengthen humanitarian action at a global level.
Together with our partner Knorr, the World Food Programme is working with smallholder farmers to bring home grown school meals to more schools in Kenya. When school meals are locally grown, it’s not only the children who benefit – but entire communities.
See how this innovative approach is building brighter futures in Kenya…
Since fleeing their home in August, Hanaa and her family have rarely had the chance to choose what food they eat—at least until recently. WFP food vouchers are now giving them and many other vulnerable Iraqi families the power to pick their own meals, bringing a measure of nornality into their lives.
Thanks to the generous support of UKAid through the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is able to assist the Malagasy Government in improving its national preparedness and response to cyclones.
As Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, is expected to make landfall in the Philippines this weekend, WFP has been closely monitoring the situation and stands ready to respond with immediate food assistance as well as logistics and telecommunications support to complement the government's response, if required. The infographic below provides an overview of the situation:
WFP in Guatemala received a donation of US$100.000 from the Government of the Republic of Korea. The funding will enable WFP to assist 1,300 households for a period of one month in the Department of Jalapa.
UPDATE: The 72 hour Syria appeal ended at 9 a.m. (CET) on Saturday 6 December. Thanks to all who have supported the campaign! Although the appeal is over, we continue to accept donations to help Syrian refugees (see below).
US$ 64 million is urgently needed to keep Syrian refugee families from going hungry in December. For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences are devastating. You can help change this! If 64 million people each gave the equivalent of just US$ 1, we’d have enough to feed 1.7 million refugees through December.
Be one of those people making a difference today.
Maseru, Lesotho—The World Food Programme (WFP) currently feeds 200,000 students in Lesotho. Through a recently signed Memorandum of Understanding with the government, WFP will implement the national school feeding programme and build the government’s capacity to take over the programme in 2018. As WFP prepares to scale up its activities to reach 400,000 students, staff members are consulting those most affected by the change—the students themselves.