Stories

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


Responding to Emergencies
5 July 2013

4 Million Syrians Unable To Buy Or Produce Enough Food

The conflict in Syria has seriously undermined the ability of families inside the country to grow or buy enough food for themselves, according to a joint report by WFP and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. Some 4 million Syrians cannot meet their food needs, a number that is likely to rise if fighting continues.

ED - E.Cousin
4 July 2013

Paving The Way Towards An African Renaissance

Leaders from across Africa and the humanitarian world met in Addis Ababa this week to discuss a “unified approach” to ending hunger on the continent by 2025. WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, who attended the high-level meeting, says understanding the linkages between issues like hunger, health and poverty is crucial to finding a solution.

School Meals
3 July 2013

For Truvia staff, A Visit to Bolivia Meant Going Back to School

They came to Bolivia to visit schools supported by Truvia, but Abby Heidemann and Matthew Jacobs also sat in class and played soccer during recess, which brought memories of their school days. Before arriving at the school, they took a dirt road which leads to Kalasamana, in the municipality of Poroma, but it was blocked by a landslide. Unable to drive through, the two had to walk a couple of miles, as children do every day, in order to reach their destination. 

Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2013

Honduras: Thousands of Families Hit by Coffee Rust to Receive WFP Support

An estimated 100,000 jobs across Honduras have been lost as a result of the current Coffee Rust plague. A WFP-AHPROCAFE-IHCAFE partnership aims to assure the food security of coffee producers and their families who were left vulnerable due to the Coffee Rust.

Cash and Vouchers
30 June 2013

SUDAN: WFP Helps Displaced People And Local Producers In El-Fasher

In 2011 WFP introduced cash voucher assistance to thousands of displaced people living in Abu Shouk camp in the North Darfur capital town of El-Fasher. Since then the camp's residents have been enjoying the benefits of receiving cash vouchers which gives them the opportunity to get fresh produce that could not be included in conventional food rations. Voucher assistance also helps boost the local economy by creating a demand for local produce.

ED - E.Cousin
27 June 2013

WFP Executive Director Briefs Pope On Syria And Palestine In Private Audience

ROME/VATICAN CITY – His Holiness Pope Francis this morning granted a private audience to Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  The meeting took place immediately upon Cousin’s return from Syria and following her recent visit to Israel and Palestine.

School Meals
27 June 2013

Accord To Alleviate Child Hunger Signed By WFP And Government

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Country Office and the Swaziland Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) have signed a bilaleral agreement, which will serve to continue the successful handover of the national primary school meals programme.  WFP managed the programme until 2012, when it transitioned to Ministry of Education administration.
 

26 June 2013

WFP Burkina Faso Implements New Project to Build Resilience and Reduce Malnutrition

Following the food crisis in 2012, WFP Burkina Faso has launched a new project to speed up vulnerable populations' recovery, build their resilience to future shocks and reduce malnutrition.

WFP Ambassadors
25 June 2013

Celebrity Chef Visits Lesotho

South African celebrity chef, TV personality and WFP Hunger Advocate Yudhika Sujanani travelled to Lesotho’s highland districts in June to see how WFP is helping people overcome the challenges of hunger and food insecurity during the southern African winter.

 

24 June 2013

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Hunger In Ethiopia

Ethiopia loses around 16.5 percent of its GDP each year to the long-term effects of child malnutrition. That's just one of the statistics to emerge from "The Cost of Hunger in Africa" study which measures the economic impact of malnutrition in 12 different countries. Ethiopia is the third country so far to publish its findings.

Video

Fighting Hunger Worldwide