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

Cash and Vouchers
15 September 2015

In Kenya, WFP Introduces Electronic Cash Transfers For Refugees In Kakuma Camps

The World Food Programme (WFP) has introduced electronic cash transfers in the Kakuma refugee camps. The cash transfers – dubbed bamba chakula, or “get your food” in Sheng, a Swahili-based slang – replaces part of the monthly food ration that the refugees receive each month.

15 September 2015

What's Happening in Myanmar One Month Onward

In July and August 2015 Myanmar suffered the worst landslides and flooding in recent decades after unusually heavy monsoon rains, and exposure to Cyclone Komen, which passed by the country’s southern coast. More than 1.7 million people have been affected in 13 of the 15 states and regions of the country, with the loss of homes, livelihoods, crops and food stocks. Following an official request for assistance from the Government of Myanmar, the World Food Programme (WFP) initiated a rapid emergency response on 2 August, less than 48 hours after the declaration of a national disaster by the President of Myanmar.​

15 September 2015

United Nations General Assemby Commences

The 70th Session of the United Nations General Assembly will open 15 September at UN Headquarters in New York. World leaders will convene to discuss the post-2015 development agenda and more, in the coming days.

Disaster Risk Reduction
15 September 2015

Philippines: Pushing Community-Driven Disaster Risk Reduction Initiatives In Sorsogon

Sorsogon is one of the most disaster-prone provinces in the Philippines. What is WFP doing to help address the effects of severe disasters and climate change in the province?

14 September 2015

Alaa Bahar, an Iraqi Humanitarian

Once an internally displaced person (IDP) herself, Alaa knows first-hand what goes through the heads of more than three million people displaced across Iraq. 

14 September 2015

10 Facts About Hunger in The Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Here are ten things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK). Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

Focus on Women
10 September 2015

Chrismène, Hardworking Mother and Leader

Chrismène Jean-Baptiste of Haiti stands out immediately from the pool of beneficiaries who receive nutritional products in the Kore Lavi project (Supporting Life in Haitian Creole). 

10 September 2015

Bono for WFP

As news spread that U2 singer Bono would be in town, excitement at the Milan EXPO2015 site was palpable. Taking a break from his European concert tour Bono took the stage as an activist, in an event in support to the World Food Programme (WFP), alongside Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and WFP head Ertharin Cousin.

9 September 2015

The Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection (GFNSSP)

The Global Forum on Nutrition-Sensitive Social Protection (GFNSSP) will meet in Moscow on 10 and 11 September 015 and WFP will be there. The Forum is being sponsored by the Russian Federation and the World Bank Group.

9 September 2015

15 Facts on Social Protection and Safety Nets

Here are some key facts on the link between social protection, hunger, nutrition and climate change adaptation.


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