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

Fight Against HIV/AIDS
19 January 2014

Guinea: Nutrition Support Helps Mother Overcome Shock Of HIV Diagnosis

While she was pregnant with her first child, Djamilatou was told she was HIV positive. It was a huge shock and it left her reeling. But a friend advised her to go to a WFP-supported clinic and, as a result of following that advice, she now has two healthy children and is preparing for a return to the world of work. 

17 January 2014

Farmer Organization Supported By P4P Among Award Winners In Ghana

The Lord is My Shepherd, one of 26 farmer organizations participating in Ghana’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative, was the only farmer organization from Ghana to win an award at the Africa Farmer Organization of the Year Awards (AFOYA), held in Accra in November 2013. The organization came second in the Market Access category. P4P aims to support and empower smallholders like those of Lord is My Shepherd through activities that allow them to improve production, access markets and boost their income.

School Meals
16 January 2014

School Meals: Feeding Futures and Nourishing Minds in Haiti

The National School Meals Programme is the single largest food safety net in Haiti, feeding 685,000 children every year. For many families, school meals are the greatest incentive to keep their children in education. The World Food Programme urgently needs US$ 11.3 million to continue its planned school feeding activities in Haiti.

Responding to Emergencies
16 January 2014

In Central African Republic, WFP Distributions Bring Hope

Conflict in the Central African Republic has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. WFP is providing food assistance in the capital, Bangui, and in other areas of the country. Endoxie Yassibiri has sought refuge at the Bangui airport and is now receiving food from WFP. She is grateful for the assistance but dreams of returning home.

Responding to Emergencies
16 January 2014

Central African Republic: 9 Hunger Facts

The conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has driven hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Amid ongoing insecurity, WFP is distributing food assistance to families in need. Here are nine key facts about the hunger crisis in CAR.

Responding to Emergencies
14 January 2014

"It's About People": A Humanitarian Worker In Syria Reflects

Rasmus Egendal is WFP Syria Deputy Regional Emergency Coordinator. Here, he reflects on the enduring mission and values that motivate his humanitarian work.

Cash and Vouchers
14 January 2014

Afghanistan: Making Food Choices Possible

Designed as a safety net, WFP’s voucher programme helps vulnerable families in urban areas buy the food they need, giving them the choice and control over the type and quantity of food to buy.  At the same time, the voucher programme also stimulates local markets, as new customers, previously unable to afford regular food purchases, are now able to flock to the local shops.

Meet two such new customers, Farzana and Shakila from Herat City, who are using the WFP Food Voucher to make their lives better.

For Companies
13 January 2014

Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief Has A Record-Breaking Year

With record-breaking donations and continued awareness-raising about global hunger, 2013 was a huge year for Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief campaign. The relief efforts and ongoing campaign raised US$37 million in cash and food donations for WFP and other hunger relief agencies.

9 January 2014

ECHO Visits Bhutanese Refugee Camps In Eastern Nepal

Representatives from the European Commission for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) visited the Bhutanese Refugee Camps in Jhapa district in Eastern Nepal to assess the overall living conditions of the refugees. ECHO has been one of the key and consistent donors to food assistance programmes for the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal.

8 January 2014

DSM And WFP Team Up To Fight Child Undernutrition In Swaziland

When Feike Sijbesma, CEO of Netherlands-based global sciences company Royal DSM, travelled around Swaziland, he was struck by the number of children in the community centres he visited who showed the clearest of all signs of chronic malnutrition - stunting.


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