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

Focus on Women
23 September 2011

Why Empowering Women Farmers Will Help Fight Hunger

Giving poor women farmers more tools can bring down the number of hungry in the world by 150 million, said WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on Thursday, highlighting a central theme at Empowering Rural Women, an event organized by WFP and UN Women on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. Other speakers at the event also highlighted the role that women farmers can play in defeating hunger.

22 September 2011

WFP Head Highlights ‘Courage’ Of Key NGO Partner World Vision

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran praised the “passion and courage” of World Vision, WFP’s biggest NGO partner in the world, and commended the organization's new report on nutrition.

ED - J.Sheeran
22 September 2011

World’s Poorest Need Protection From Rocky Food Prices, Says WFP Head

Volatile food prices present a serious threat to the world’s poor who risk falling into hunger without the right “safety net” policies, WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran argued Wednesday at an IMF commodity seminar. According to Sheeran, the need for such policies puts finance ministers and global financial institutions at the center of the fight against hunger.

21 September 2011

WFP, PepsiCo and USAID Fight Child Malnutrition In Ethiopia

WFP is teaming up with PepsiCo and USAID to develop a specialised nutrition product for children in Ethiopia. The product, made from locally-grown chickpeas, is part of an innovative public-private sector partnership aimed at increasing production of chickpeas in Ethiopia while addressing child malnutrition.

21 September 2011

WFP Head Urges Leaders To Eliminate Child Stunting

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran joined heads of government and other UN leaders at a high-level event in New York on Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN), calling on the international movement to aim for nothing less than the total eradication of child stunting in the world.

ED - J.Sheeran
20 September 2011

WFP Head Receives Award For Action On Horn Of Africa

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran was honoured by the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (WRA) on Monday for her efforts on behalf of the hungry in the drought-hit Horn of Africa.

16 September 2011

Malnourished Somali Child Restored To Health

Back in July, Sadak Hassan Abdi, aged 18 months, was acutely malnourished and his mother was afraid he would die. But a combination of hospital treatment and special food from WFP has restored him to health and provided a striking illustration of how the right action can be critical in the Horn of Africa.

Purchase for Progress
16 September 2011

South Sudan: Female Farmer Still Optimistic Despite Hardships

Gracie faced incredible obstacles during her first year with P4P, and had to show a lot of patience as well. When her buyer was finally ready to pick up her surplus, 85% of it was lost. Read here why Gracie is still optimistic about P4P and her plans for the upcoming years.

Climate Change
14 September 2011

Flood-hit Families in Pakistan’s Sindh Province Get Emergency Food Rations

Mir Zadi and her family are among the over 5.3 million people who have hit by the latest floods to hit Sindh in southern Pakistan. They, like many of the flood victims, have already received WFP emergency food rations. Initial distributions will see 500,000 of the worst affected people receive a one-month ration.

First time here
9 September 2011

10 Ways WFP Innovates

Advances in nutrition, state-of-the-art mapping, private-sector partnerships, new types of programmes and the latest comms technology. Here are ten areas in which WFP innovates as it works to feed the world’s hungry.


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