A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
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.
Communications Officer Frances Kennedy has just returned from mission in Liberia, one of three countries most affected by the worst outbreak of the Ebola virus in history. Here she describes the work of staff in the country and the personal impact on colleagues and their families.
Marlou Diaz and his father clung on to a neighbour's gate to stay alive as Typhoon Haiyan swept across his seafront home in Tacloban, Philippines. After surviving this catastrophic natural disaster, he joined WFP's efforts. Here is his story.`
When Programme Officer Zo Eorintany saw a young child alone and in tears while on assignment in eastern Chad, she rushed to take the girl, Sarah, into her arms. This is her WFP story.
In 2011, WFP received its largest contribution from the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), US$56 million for a five-year programme in Ethiopia. Although WFP had been assisting people living with HIV/AIDS in Ethiopia since 2003, the PEPFAR contribution enabled a new dimension of assistance, where people are now provided with the ability to address their households’ food and nutrition requirements and send their kids to school. Two women reflect on the impact that this generous donation has had on their lives.