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

Responding to Emergencies
31 December 2013

In South Sudan, A Former Refugee Is Tired of Life In Camps

WFP is providing food assistance to tens of thousands of people who have fled fighting in South Sudan, with many seeking shelter in UN peacekeeping compounds. Bitiim is one of the internally displaced persons who received assistance from WFP. He says the camp he is staying in reminds him of his life as a refugee before South Sudan became independent, and all he wants now is peace so he can leave the camp in safety.

31 December 2013

All Hands On Deck To Battle Malnutrition

They say many hands make light work. And this is definitely true when tackling malnutrition. In Kudang, in The Gambia’s Central River Region, Community Health Nurses, mothers, fathers and grandmothers play a vital role in supporting the World Food Programme’s nutrition initiatives for malnourished children under 5. With so many people on board, it’s little surprise that the results are impressive. Here is one success story.
Preventing Hunger
30 December 2013

10 Hunger Facts For 2014

How many hungry people are there in the world and is the number going down? What effect does hunger have on children and what can we do to help them? Here is our list of top 10 hunger facts that everyone ought to know going into 2014.

Cash and Vouchers
24 December 2013

Philippines: Supporting Food Needs Through Emergency Cash Assistance

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing emergency cash assistance to the most vulnerable families hit by Typhoon Haiyan. Seventy-five year-old Carlos Celada is among those who have received this assistance, and shares how he will use the money he has just received. 

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.


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