A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
Besher, a driver for the World Food Programme in Syria, shares his story of working behind the wheel. It’s part of a series of local staff stories to mark World Humanitarian Day 2016.
Being a humanitarian in Afghanistan isn’t an easy job, especially for a woman. Wahida Azizi shares her story about working to end hunger in her country, the third in our series featuring WFP workers in the countdown to World Humanitarian Day.
To mark World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, eight team members from the World Food Programme share their stories about working in their own countries to help end hunger. This is Momoh’s story from Sierra Leone.
Through a farming project in Afghanistan, 100 vulnerable women are learning income generating skills and business management including vegetable cultivation, food processing and using new agricultural technology, enabling them to produce and package their vegetables for the market.
During the month of August special importance is given to increase knowledge about the benefits of breastfeeding. In Colombia this month has also been deemed the month for childhood nutrition.
In Mali and throughout the Sahel, the lean season−a planting period from June to September when food from the previous harvest runs out−places serious stress on families. Many struggle to feed their families, at times taking extreme measures to put food on the table. During the current lean season, nearly 30 percent of the population struggles to have enough food to eat. To help families better cope during this season, WFP provides large-scale food distributions in four regions in northern Mali.
In San Joaquin, Iloilo, young people play a big role in community disaster preparedness and response, as well as climate change projects.
To mark World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, eight team members from the World Food Programme (WFP) share their stories about working in their own countries to help end hunger. The first in the series, this is Lucy’s story from South Sudan.
Three years of violence have left a heavy toll on the people of the Central African Republic (CAR). In the capital, Bangui, the markets have recovered relatively quickly, however. Here, for thousands of people who have been formerly displaced or affected by the crisis, WFP's food vouchers bring a glimmer of hope and comfort.
In Kenya, the World Food Programme is investing in asset creation across the arid and the semi-arid areas. These projects target vulnerable families who need immediate food assistance, but are also a way for communities to work their way out of the persistent food insecurity. As a result of sustained support, many of the productive assets established, especially in the marginal agricultural areas, have helped families attain a level of food production that meets their daily needs. WFP is therefore helping these families transition out of food assistance, in part by linking them with programmes that can help them grow and eventually start producing marketable surpluses.