A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
The gradual recovery and gains made since the end of the famine in 2012 are at risk of being reversed as poor rains, conflict, trade disruptions and reduced humanitarian access have led to a worsening of the food security situation across Somalia.
BISSAU – Amid several hunger emergencies – both natural and man-made – the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day, 16 October, by highlighting both the challenges around the world and the real progress being made toward “zero hunger.”
In alignment with the priorities set by the Governent of Guinea-Bissau, and in collaboration with other partners, WFP is working on a variety of initiatives that help to fight malnutrition and build resilience in Guinea-Bissau.
Children who receive WFP school meals in various countries were asked to imagine and depict a world without hunger as part of the 2014 Global Children’s Art Competition.
Trapped in their homes and villages for many weeks, thousands of Yazidi civilians fled the area taking refuge in Duhok Governorate after militant groups killed many of them. The Kurdistan region is home to hundreds of thousands of displaced families fleeing many parts of Iraq. Conflict and political instability have forced 1.2 million people from their homes. Cars, packed with children, have been fleeing into the Kurdish region, where hundreds of thousands of people are already sheltering. Sabri Gheeru is one of them.
One of the ways WFP is working toward “zero hunger” in Kenya is through community-based livelihood and asset-creation projects that help strengthen food security. These assets and the development of related skills enable communities to improve their resilience and increase food self-sufficiency.
Few kilometres from the besieged Syrian town Kobani, thousands of Syrians are now seeking refuge in the Turkish town, Suruc. Turkish towns have seen its population double with the influx of refugees over the last few weeks. They have made storehouses and unfinished buildings as their makeshift homes while their homes remain visible from the border as they recall the memories of happier times and the family members they left behind.
In the south-west of Madagascar, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Fund for Population (UNFPA) work hand in hand to provide nutritional support and improve access to health services for pregnant and nursing women, as well as children under two.
World Food Day was on 16 October, and while several humanitarian emergencies persist, the World Food Programme (WFP) and partners are making a real difference for children, families and whole communities around the world.
At a side summit on school feeding during the World Forum for Children and Nutrition, Ministers of Education pledged to advocate that at least 1 percent of their state budgets be allocated to the school lunch program, and they put in place specific legislation to distribute resources between the central government and local authorities for school feeding.
WFP continues to expand cash programmes in refugee camps throughout Ethiopia thanks to the support from the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection department (ECHO). In Bambasi, refugees like Sadia explains what it means for them and their families.