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

1 June 2016

As Hunger and Despair Loom in Syria, a Student's Reflections on the World Humanitarian Summit

For two days, major players in the humanitarian community gathered at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, to discuss the current state of international aid and to call for change. It didn’t receive much attention, but a major focus of the summit was the involvement of youth in humanitarian responses. While many countries sent youth delegates and the summit featured a separate youth forum, No Lost Generation at The George Washington University was the only student-run organization invited to share our work as part of an exhibition fair at the summit. I traveled to Istanbul with six other GW students to participate.

Food For Assets
1 June 2016

Helping Farmers Cope With Climate Change - A Story From Malawi

WFP is helping farmers endure the effects of  El Niño in Malawi with an innovative approach to building resilience. 

For Companies
1 June 2016

Launch Of UN Data Innovation Lab Workshop Series

On behalf of the broader UN community, WFP and UNICEF facilitated the first Data Innovation Lab workshop at technology think tank Singularity University to harness the power of digital growth and the data revolution for sustainable development. 

31 May 2016

How I Became An International Aid Worker: Sogol Akef

As an engineer for the World Food Programme, no two days are ever the same for Sogol Akef. From constructing roads in Afghanistan to rebuilding communities following a disaster, she tells us what inspired her to choose this line of work and how she got there.

Climate Change
31 May 2016

Joining efforts for disaster risk reduction in the Caribbean

When a natural disaster hits, the impact is inevitable and usually leaves in its path high levels of destruction with long-term consequences. The better a country is prepared, the better it will respond to help its population to cope with the effects of a hurricane, a drought or an earthquake. 

31 May 2016

OpEx Bravo 2015

Sleepless nights, stressful days, great people…it must be OpEx Bravo 2015!

31 May 2016

The IT Guru of Kathmandu

Bhawana Upadhyay is standing knee-deep in IT equipment in a wooden hut on the outskirts of Stuttgart waiting to roleplay her socks off as part of OpEx Bravo, an intensive disaster simulation exercise organized by the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC), led by WFP.

31 May 2016

The Rockstars of Vanuatu

ETC partner, Ericsson Response, strikes a chord on Tanna.

30 May 2016

LESS- The Long Way Round

The path to delivering LESS mobile connectivity kits has been long and the team involved has overcome its fair share of challenges. With the third wave of the kits on the brink of being rolled out in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the team can heave a collective sigh of relief. But have their efforts been worth it? 

30 May 2016

One week on from Lessons Learnt, what's been learned?

Spending three whole days in an echoey classroom in a dusty warehouse discussing problems and mistakes made isn't everyone's idea of fun. But in the emergency world it's a necessity and this is why a Lessons Learnt exercise covering Vanuatu, Nepal and West Africa was planned.


Fighting Hunger Worldwide