A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
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.
As a Field Monitor Assistant deep in Lesotho's mountains, Maliako Posholi plays a vital role in WFP's development work – undeterred by challenges ranging from rough roads to the traditional society's judgements about women. The rewards come, she says, if a woman speaks with conviction, pursues opportunities and "never looks back". This is her story.
Laure Chadraoui is a Communications Officer for the Syria crisis. She has been working extensively on the Regional Response in Syria, where WFP has been helping over 4 million people displaced by conflict. WFP also provides assistance for some 1.5 million refugees in neighbouring countries. This is her story.
Since March 2014 Musa Abdallah has been travelling with emergency mobile teams to reach vulnerable people who have been isolated by conflict in some of the most food-insecure areas of the country. The South Sudanese national became a team leader in October and tells us about the challenges he faced in his new role while in the village of Mogok in Jonglei State.
16 DAYS OF ACTIVISM “NO TO VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN”
In the context of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, WFP staff in Honduras initiated an internal campaign to sensitize all staff and how they can share with family and friends.
Bekaa valley, Lebanon - With winter at the door, heavy rains have turned Bekaa valley settlements into a muddy swamp. This is where thousands of Syrian refugees will spend the holiday period celebrated by millions of North Americans as Thanksgiving. Follow (with your mouse!) WFP's Jonathan Dumont and Abeer Etefa to get a cool, interactive 360°perspective of the situation.
Diagnosed as HIV positive in 2011, Sabelo became badly malnourished as he struggled to keep his farm going and feed his family. He seemed to be on a downward spiral. But a combination of antiretrovirals, food assistance and nutrition advice turned things around. Today, he grows enough vegetables to keep himself healthy and earn an income on the local market.
“If we go into the bush to collect firewood, we risk getting robbed or raped – all sorts of things,” Maria Nabinto, a refugee in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), told the World Food Programme (WFP) earlier this year.
The Stewart family, which lives in a village in central Liberia, lost seven of its members to Ebola in just nine weeks. The two remaining adults - two sisters - are hoping that the rest of their family will be spared. They, like other survivors across the country, are receiving WFP food assistance to help them through the crisis.
The latest installment of “The Hunger Games” saga is playing in cinemas around the globe. The film shows an imaginary world in which most of the population lives in hunger and poverty. A fictitious bird, the Mockingjay, symbolizes a rebellion against this state of affairs - with a reluctant young heroine inspiring hope among desperate people. Here are five things that fans of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1” could learn to help create a world with zero hunger: