A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
ASUNCIÓN- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched an emergency response to assist 32,210 people. Two mechanisms were implemented to assist families affected by the severe flooding: readily available coupons to redeem for food and cash to buy food.
Cobija- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will begin to deliver food to 145 schools in six Municipalities within the Department of Pando in order to feed 6,527 school children participating in the sustainable school feeding programme. WFP will also provide technical assistance to local governments and connect smallholder farms with the programme in order to open markets for their production.
In order to raise awareness in local public schools about the Zero Hunger Challenge, a campaign launched by the United Nation’s Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, WFP with the support of the Honduran Government held a national drawing contest throughout participating public schools that are beneficiaries of the National School Feeding Programme.
Lower Gweru - WFP is using cash and vouchers in Zimbabwe to tackle hunger where food is available in the market place but where most people cannot afford to buy. In the past, WFP handed out cash to beneficiaries waiting patiently in line. Nowadays, the organization transfers cash and food vouchers via mobile phone. This method is more convenient for the recipient and cheaper for WFP. It’s also a good way of injecting money into cash-poor areas.
Antananarivo – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) supports the development of a national School Feeding programme in Madagascar which will hopefully help improve the education sector as a whole.
It is seven months since I first met Maral Gahvesjian, waiting patiently in a long queue of Syrians of Armenian descent, for their WFP food rations at Charents 20, a residential area of the capital, Yerevan. Maral, her husband and their three sons, fled their home in Aleppo, Syria nearly two years ago – as she put it, “leaving the dark days behind."
Head scientist for Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Terry Sunderland, sits down with WFP Indonesia Country Director, Myrta Kaulard, to discuss food production systems and the challenges brought by food insecurity and deforestation to Indonesia's development. This interview is part of the Forests Asia 2014 Summit activities where ministers from across Southeast Asia join CEOs, civil society leaders, development experts and the world’s top scientists, to share knowledge on how Asia can accelerate its shift toward green economies through better management of forests and landscapes in the region.
CARTAGENA -On July 14th, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Bolivar launched the Sprinkles for Life project, which consists of implementing a home fortification strategy which uses micronutrients powders to serve 71,000 children from the ages of 2 to 5 in 45 different municipalities in the Department of Bolivar, over 11 months.
In many parts of the world, women lack access to financial capital and opportunities to gain skills that can help boost their qualifications for the job market. Vocational training, which involves development of technical capacity and entrepreneurship skills, can play a key role in helping girls and women secure employment. WFP, in collaboration with Jordanian NGO NAJMA as well as vocational training centres in different areas of northern Jordan (Ramtha, Mafraq and Irbid cities) supported a vocational training program that boosted the technical skills of hundreds of participants, many of whom were women.
In the northern towns of Lebanon, at the Syrian-Lebanese borders, reside Syrian refugee families who fled to Lebanon when the crisis erupted in their home country years ago. Down the hill in Wadi Khaled in Akkar, in an unfinished building, lives Fatmeh Dikweid with her husband Ahmad, her four children and her siblings. Fatmeh and her family are spending their fourth Eid al-Fitr away from home. The occasion of Eid al-Fitr marks the feast of breaking the fast following the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.