A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
For the first time, a new study from Niger compares different malnutrition interventions within the same community and finds that specialized nutritious foods offer both an effective and affordable approach, writes WFP's Saskia de Pee, one of the study's authors.
United Nations World Food Programme
World Food Programme, Indonesia invites applications from the eligible candidates for the following position:
Position: Field Monitor Assistant (Temporary)
Contract Type: Service Contract/SSA
Duty Station: Kupang, NTT Province
Farmers from Sorsogon face the constant challenge of extreme weather conditions which damage their crops. Thanks to the US Government, Bicol University, and the World Food Programme, these farmers can now protect some of their crops through the tunnel-type agriculture.
Amid continuing drought, the Government of Nicaragua has decided to advance the distribution of school meals for 1,050,000 students in public schools. WFP helps by providing food to 155,000 children in municipalities vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity.
Some 2.5 million people in Central America need food assistance due to the combined impact of severe drought, the Coffee Rust plague and a spike in food prices. WFP is working with the governments of Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua to provide food assistance to 1.4 million people, but there are challenges.
Faced with a food crisis in Chad, the World Food Programme is increasing its resilience and capacity-building projects, which allow populations to help themselves improve their food security. For example, in Biltine, the capital of the Wadi Fira region in eastern Chad, villagers are installing stone walls to improve infertile land conditions through the “Food for Assets” programme.
Below average rains, increased food prices and conflicts, have contributed to a 15 percent increase in the number of people requiring food assistance. A Long Rains food security assessment recently released by the National Drought Management Authority (NDMA) estimates that 1.5 million people are acutely food insecure and will require immediate food assistance over the next six months (September 2014 – February 2015). This is almost double the 850,000 that were in need during the same period last year.
The deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa has spread to major Liberian cities, including the capital Monrovia, which has become a major focal point for the epidemic. WFP’s Spokeswoman Frances Kennedy reports from the quarantined West Point neighbourhood.
Zero Hunger is ambitious, but it’s achievable. Working together, we can help change people’s lives for the better, and we can reach our goal of ending hunger by 2030. Today, we’re sharing some of the success stories that prove that we can help create a brighter future not just for individuals, but for the world.
South Sudan’s rainy season brings months of intense downpours. For aid agencies such as the World Food Programme (WFP), the country’s limited road infrastructure makes moving humanitarian supplies difficult – particularly in the rainy season. After reports that swamped roads were blocking trucks on a route vital for food delivery, WFP dispatched a team to assess the situation. WFP’s George Fominyen went along.