A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.

Responding to Emergencies
5 May 2014

WFP Delivers Food To Landslide Survivors In Afghanistan

Massive landslides, caused by heavy rains, killed hundreds of people and displaced thousands in Afghanistan's Badakhshan Province over the weekend. WFP's team was among the first to respond, providing food for survivors and other assistance to the relief operation.

2 May 2014

From Brazil to Ethiopia: Experiences On Empowering Farmers

In June, top officials will gather in Ethiopia to assess the achievements of the two-year-old Purchase from Africans for Africa programme, a groundbreaking, Brazilian-inspired initiative to empower smallholder farmers that has been rolled out in five African nations: Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal. Brazil’s Ambassador to Ethiopia, Isabel Cristina de Azevedo Heyvaert, saw the results during a WFP field trip to the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region (SNNPR).

Focus on Women
2 May 2014

Guinea-Bissau: WFP scales up support for health centres to fight chronic malnutrition

In Guinea-Bissau, nearly 15,000 children suffer from acute malnutrition across the country. With financial support from the Central Emergency Relief Fund (CERF), WFP has started distributions of supplementary nutritious foods in nutrition centres to help prevent chronic malnutrition. The intervention is part of a broader joint emergency programme, implemented by WFP in partnership with UNICEF, FAO and WHO.
Through the country’s national public health centres network, approximately 55,000 children—representing half of children aged 6 to 23 months across the country—will receive daily rations of Plumpy Doz for a period of three months (March to May 2014). Health service providers register the children receiving food and produce monthly reports on the progress of distributions.

Responding to Emergencies
1 May 2014

April Food Distributions In Sittwe Completed Despite Attack On WFP Offices

When demonstrators ransacked the WFP offices in Sittwe, Rakhine State in March 2014, WFP had to temporarily suspend food distributions. But just ten days after the attack WFP was able to resume its work, providing food to 116,000 people displaced by intercommunal violence in 2012.

Responding to Emergencies
30 April 2014

Not Even Children Spared In Syria’s Conflict

The Syrian crisis has claimed many lives; displaced hundreds of thousands and tore families apart. In most cases families were on the run to save their young ones; leaving everything behind to keep their children safe and alive. But in some cases children could not be saved. Um Mustafa is a Syrian mother who has lost her two eldest sons to the unknown; their whereabouts and their fate remain unknown to this day.

Purchase for Progress
30 April 2014

Nicaragua: Food Sovereignty and Delicious Beans

The members of the Multisectoral Women Organization of Wale-that is part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) project. Is preparing themselves for the next planting season, starting in May when their rainy season begins.

30 April 2014

Children Hit Hardest By Hunger Crisis In C.A.R.

While the recent violence has wrecked countless lives in C.A.R., its effects have hit children the hardest. Forced to flee their homes and abandon school, they often find their parents now cannot feed them adequately. Children are more likely to die from malnutrition than from bullets in this crisis. WFP is working to address this threat in places like the Boy Rabe health centre in Bangui.

Focus on Women
30 April 2014

Nepal: ‘Goat Bank’ Gives New Hope

A 'Goat Bank' scheme introduced as part of income-generating activities in the rural far-western region of the country is ushering new hope for food-insecure families.

Cash and Vouchers
29 April 2014

In Gaza, WFP Turns Women Into Community Nutritionists

Micronutrient deficiencies and obesity - the "double burden" of malnutrition facing many developing countries - are interlinked with poverty and are closely related to access to healthy, nutritious food, dietary habits and physical activity. WFP is tackling malnutrition in Palestine that is mostly a result of families’ inability to buy healthy and nutritious foods due to high food prices.

28 April 2014

Honduras: Absorbing Knowledge and Nutrients

In order to maximize the efficiency of the National School Feeding Programme, 1.3 million children will receive deworming treatments in Honduras. The Deworming initiatives are in line with WFP objectives to ensure proper health and hygiene to school children nationally.


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