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

Cash and Vouchers
24 December 2013

Philippines: Ensuring Food Security Through Emergency Cash Assistance

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable families affected by Super Typhoon Haiyan. Maribel Maraya is one of those who have received this assistance, and shares how she will use the money she has just received. 

23 December 2013

12 Images Of WFP's Fight Against Hunger In 2013

From the conflicts in Syria and Central African Republic to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, 2013 produced a challenging sequence of emergencies. But there were also new findings about school meals and encouraging stories from former aid recipients. Here are 12 photos that look back on a year in WFP's fight against hunger.

Food For Assets
23 December 2013

In Senegal, WFP And Partners Build Rural Resilience

The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative aims to help the rural poor protect their crops and livelihoods from the impacts of climate variability and change, including drought. In Kouthiacoto Ndéné, in the region of Tambacounda in eastern Senegal, WFP and its partners have launched a pilot phase of the R4 project. 


Responding to Emergencies
23 December 2013

In Bangui, Father Sells Tea To Support His Displaced Family

In the Central African Republic, WFP is providing food assistance to thousands of people who have fled the renewed violence in December. Distributions are taking place in hospitals, orphanages, churches and mosques - wherever people take refuge. Wilfred Feizoure, a father of two, was one recent recipient. But he is far from passive. He is doing what he can to support his family in this chaotic time. 

23 December 2013

Going The Extra Mile: Challenges Of Food Delivery In Afghanistan

Harsh climate, bad road conditions and tribal disputes are just some of the challenges WFP faces in reaching people in need of food assistance in western Ghor province.

20 December 2013

WFP Reaches Out to Palestinians Affected By The Recent Winter Storm

WFP, in cooperation with local authorities, distributed emergency food assistance and vouchers to food insecure Palestinians who were affected by the December winter storm. The agricultural sector in Palestine is expecting heavy losses, while considerable damages are foreseen to infrastructure and businesses.

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
19 December 2013

New Opportunities For People Living With HIV In Burkina Faso

WFP supports more than 12,000 people affected by HIV in Burkina Faso. In addition to providing nutritional support, WFP helps them start their own businesses so they can sustain themselves and their families.

Responding to Emergencies
19 December 2013

Syria: Mother And Daughters Keep Running From Conflict

When conflict spread to the northern Syrian province of Aleppo last winter, it destroyed almost everything in its path -- including the rural town where Zakiya’s home once stood. Zakiya has been on the move ever since, constantly running from a conflict that keeps finding her. Early this month she had to move again.

18 December 2013

Committed To Quality Biscuits: Mrs Jong, A Factory Manager In DPR Korea

WFP’s operation in DPR Korea is focused on providing nutritious food to the most vulnerable. All of the food for nutrition support – which includes fortified biscuits and protein-rich blended flour – is produced in-country in factories like this one in Munchon City.

16 December 2013

WFP Expands Operations In Syria As Struggle For Food Continues

DAMASCUS – WFP is expanding its emergency operation to provide food assistance to over 7 million Syrians who have fled the conflict and are now displaced inside their country or living in neighbouring countries. Recent assessments show that almost half the population inside Syria is food insecure and close to 6.3 million people urgently need food assistance.


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