A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
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.
Oritha Dorbor says 11 members of her extended family have died from Ebola. She’s doing her utmost to keep her children and husband safe. But since her village was put in unofficial quarantine, she has had another problem to deal with: putting food on the table for her family.
From September 17 -18, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations agencies in Rome, David Lane, visited projects implemented by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and World Food Programme (WFP) in northern Burkina Faso. The site visits allowed the American diplomat, who was accompanied by a group of journalists from the region, to speak with people on the ground to hear stories about the impact that the support from the three agencies has on everyday lives.
International Day of Rural Women is celebrated on 15 October to promote rural women as key players in making the changes necessary for sustainable development, including improving food security. In honour of the day and to promote gender equality, WFP in Malawi is helping to empower women volunteer cooks in the school meals programme.
Six years ago, Vanessa arrived in Ecuador when violence threatened her family in her native Colombia. Now she makes her living by growing food that WFP distributes to newly arrived refugees.
WFP, FAO, IFAD and UN Women designed an innovative and comprehensive effort to support economic empowerment of rural women for sustainable livelihoods and improved food security.