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

Cash and Vouchers
19 June 2014

Refugees Welcome WFP's Cash Option in Uganda

Despite it being a damp and cloudy day, WFP brought sunshine to the refugee settlement in Kiryandongo recently as they began their first cash distributions.  WFP’s objective in giving a cash option is to empower the refugees in meeting their families’ food and nutrition needs.


Food For Assets
18 June 2014

Building Resilience in Zimbabwe, One Village At A Time

Muzarabani – In the wilting heat of Muzarabani, a far-flung area 300 kms north of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, it is hard to imagine that crops can survive. The area lies in Zimbabwe’s arid natural region IV which receives little rainfall and, when it does, is prone to flooding. This is a story of how one village, once dependant on WFP food assistance, has defied the odds and recovered after a series of droughts and floods.

17 June 2014

Encouraging Breastfeeding To Help Improve Nutrition In Somalia

Over 200,000 children in Somalia are malnourished, 50,000 of whom are severely malnourished and face a higher risk of death.  WFP works with Mother and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) clinics throughout the parts of Somalia it has access to in order to address the underlying and basic causes of malnutrition such as poor feeding practices and access to maternal health care.
16 June 2014

WFP Aviation Link With Remote Lubutu In DRC

In DRC's Lubutu Territory, the rehabilitation of an airstrip has brought hope to local people as well as to humanitarian aid workers. After 20 years of isolation, Lubutu was at last connected to the rest of the world in June, allowing WFP to provide safe and reliable air transport to humanitarian aid workers in the area.

School Meals
13 June 2014

Guinea’s First Lady Appeals for Greater Investment in WFP School Feeding Programmes

As WFP launches a new approach to school feeding in Guinea, the country’s First Lady has called on the private sector and parliamentary groups to invest in the school meals programme. This renewed support reinforces WFP’s efforts to develop a sustainable, nationally-owned programme in the country.

School Meals
12 June 2014

Honduras: Zero Hunger Walk 2014, Every Step Counts

More than 60.000 people participated in the Zero Hunger Walk held in Tegucigalpa. After a beautiful speech which conveyed her commitment to the most vulnerable families of Honduras, Ana de Hernandez, the First Lady of Honduras, cut the ribbon that marked the beginning of the 10th Annual Zero Hunger Walk in Honduras. The Zero Hunger Walk reaffirms Honduras’ commitment to the Zero Hunger Challenge, an initiative launched by Ban Ki Moon, the United Nations Secretary General.

Cash and Vouchers
11 June 2014

Bolivia: Vouchers for Work- Not Just Food, but Dignity

Through a WFP Voucher for Work intervention, women from 18 indigenous Guaraní communities, from El Chaco of the Tarija Department, can now provide nourishment for their families as they head home with a basket filled with food. With their hard work and effort, they managed to fight the effects of drought to provide food for their communities.

Cash and Vouchers
11 June 2014

Bolivia: The Pot is Full and the Garden Blooming

Close to 800 families in 18 Guaraní communities in the municipality of Yacuiba are overcoming a severe drought which has caused food insecurity throughout the indigenous communities. Through “Food for Assets” , and  “Vouchers for Work”, programmes, a WFP emergency operation in Bolivia's El Chaco region managed to rehabilitate livelihoods , ensure food safety and prevent the massive migration of 10,000 families. The families of indigenous municipalities and farmers who depend on their livestock and crops were affected by climate change.

Cash and Vouchers
10 June 2014

10 Images from WFP's Fight Against Hunger in Ecuador

Active in Ecuador since 1964, WFP has proven expertise in supporting the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations, managing emergencies, empowering women, protecting the environment and developing national and local systems and capacities in food assistance programmes. It has supported direct food interventions, including school feeding, assistance for production systems, reforestation and nutrition programmes.  WFP’s goal in Ecuador is to be an innovative partner, support government policies and priorities, contribute to food sovereignty, food and nutrition security of vulnerable people, and gender equality.

10 June 2014

Food for Thousands Of Families During Heavy Flooding Season In Northern Afghanistan

Heavy floods in northern Afghanistan left scores of people dead and destroyed thousands of homes during the spring and early summer. WFP was on hand with emergency food.


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