Policy / Publications

Key Publications


Gender in 2015

These infographics provide a snapshot showing the gender balance in a number of WFP’s programmes and emergencies, comparing the statistics on women and men, girls and boys, receiving food assistance.
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2015 - The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015

Produced by FAO, IFAD and WFP, the State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015 shows estimates of undernourishment and progress towards the Millennium Development Goal and World Food Summit hunger targets. 

The Cost of Hunger in Africa: Burkina Faso 2015

The Cost of Hunger in Africa (COHA) is an African Union Commission (AUC) led initiative through which countries are able to estimate the social and economic impact of child undernutrition in a given year.

Hunger Map 2015

From Africa and Asia to Latin America and the Near East, there are 795 million people in the world who do not get enough food to lead a normal, active life.

Our downloadable Hunger Map...

All about WFP 2014

An infographic showing WFP key facts for 2014.

2015 - A world without hunger needs Disaster Risk Reduction

Natural disasters are a leading cause of hunger. Disaster Risk Reduction is a prerequisite for sustainable development and for eliminating hunger. 

2015 - Two minutes on Climate Change and Hunger

Climate disasters and change are increasing the risk of hunger and the breakdown of food systems. WFP helps build the climate resilience of the world’s most food insecure populations, most of whom live in...

2014 - WFP and Maternal Nutrition

Find out why nutrition interventions are an important component of integrated services for mothers and children, and what WFP is doing in this area.

2014 - WFP and Nutrition - Adolescent Girls

The World Food Programme is focusing on the nutrition of adolescent girls as part of a broader movement to improve access to education, ensure good nutrition, delay marriage and prevent early pregnancies so that...

2014 - WFP and Preventing Chronic Malnutrition

Stunting, caused by chronic malnutrition, is growth failure in a child over time, resulting in a young child who is short for their age. But chronic malnutrition is not just about height. The less visible impacts of...