A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
On the Western border of Afghanistan with Iran, many Afghan refugees return home in need of assistance. WFP and its partners works to help them find their feet.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.