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

Food For Assets
4 September 2013

One Man's Experience Of Food For Assets In Madagascar

The south eastern region of Madagascar is prone to cyclones and floods which can have real impact on people's livelihoods and their ability to feed themselves. Thanks to donations from Brazil and Spain, a World Food Programme initiative has been able to help communities become more resilient to such shocks. One beneficiary of the project, Jean Berthin, tells of the difference it has made in his life.

Responding to Emergencies
3 September 2013

Lean Months Ahead After Poor Harvest In Zimbabwe

As Zimbabwe braces for the worst 'hunger season' in years, WFP is preparing food and cash distributions to help farmers like Mavis Mukarati hold on to her goats.

Students And Teachers
2 September 2013

In Timbuktu, More Food Means More Girls In School

As schools reopen in the conflict-affected region of Timbuktu in northern Mali, WFP is providing children in 300 schools with two meals a day. This emergency school feeding programme has seen an increase in attendance, especially for girls. 

2 September 2013

Twins Make Speedy Recovery In Southern Mozambique

Grandmother Alzira Chingalane was happy to see a marked improvement in the health of her grand-children after they started receiving supplementary feeding assistance from WFP.

2 September 2013

Ethiopia: WFP Empowers Smallholder Farmers Through Purchase For Progress (P4P)

As the world’s largest humanitarian agency, WFP uses its procurement needs to boost agriculture in developing nations: in 2012, itbought US$1.1 billion worth of food and more than 75 percent of that was in developing countries. Now, through its Purchase forProgress (P4P) programme, WFP is procuring food from smallholder farmers, giving them a greater incentive to invest in theirfarms.

Focus on Women
2 September 2013

Nepal: Opportunity As The Great Equalizer

"I am usually dependent on my husband's income to run the household, but this project has helped me get some work experience and earn some money. We have proven that even women can work and contribute to the community's development, if given the opportunity."

30 August 2013

UNHCR And WFP Chiefs Praise Kurdistan Region For Sheltering Syrian Refugees

ERBIL, IRAQ – As the exodus continues of Syrians into the Kurdistan region of Iraq, the leaders of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme paid tribute to the government here for giving refuge to almost 200,000 people, including some 47,000 arriving in the last two weeks.

Food For Assets
29 August 2013

A Productive Turn-Around For Rostalina In Mozambique

Rostalina Viana doesn’t remember her age, but she does remember the day that her husband was killed during the civil war more than two decades ago. Left alone to care for three children, Rostalina struggled to make ends meet. 

29 August 2013

WFP Burkina Faso Begins Cash Transfers For Malian Refugees

WFP is piloting a cash transfer scheme for Malian refugees in Burkina Faso – the first activity of its kind for Malian refugees in West Africa.  

Responding to Emergencies
26 August 2013

Raging Rains Turned Afghan Lives Upside Down

Unseasonal heavy rains in many parts of Afghanistan killed dozens of people and destroyed homes and croplands.


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