22 December 2014

WFP Photographer Returns To Aceh 10 Years After Tsunami

As WFP’s lead photographer, Rein Skullerud witnessed the aftermath of the 2004 Tsunami in the city of Aceh, on the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Ten years later he went back to the same places with his camera. Using the photos in this gallery, he reflects on his experiences during his first visit and how things have changed since.

Preventing Hunger
22 December 2014

A Cold Christmas for Iraqi Christians

When fighters captured Qaraqosh town in the heat of early August, Basseema had little time to think ahead to winter. Like thousands of other Iraqi Christians who fled the violence, carrying nothing to help them withstand the cold, she faces a painful festive season.  

22 December 2014

10 Facts About Malnutrition In Indonesia

Here are ten facts that give the measure of the malnutrition situation in Indonesia. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

22 December 2014

Going Door-To-Door To Boost School Enrolment In Kenya

As community chief, a big part of Gabriel’s job is convincing parents to send their children to school.

Responding to Emergencies
22 December 2014

Ebola: Helicopter Mission Brings Food To Remote Village In Liberia

WFP's team in Liberia was recently called on to take food to a remote village where Ebola has killed at least 14 people in the last few weeks. Donaig Le Du joined the helicopter crew and reconstructs the mission here through pictures she took at the time. 

Climate Change
22 December 2014

Cooking Can Save Lives

For WFP, work goes beyond delivering food assistance. Making sure that the food we provide can be consumed as safely and nutritiously as possible is a sustainable way towards eradicating global hunger. For this purpose, at the Cookstoves Future Summit in November, New York, WFP committed to making cooking safe for 10 million people by 2020 with the 10 X 20 Campaign.

Focus on Women
19 December 2014

Working Together to Build a More Resilient Future in Mali

In Mali, a recent pastoral crisis, successive droughts and political instability have left many communities in a precarious situation – a situation that could be devastating if another shock hits before they can fully recover.

19 December 2014

Ebola Response: In Addition to Food, WFP Saves Lives Through Information Technology

Reliable internet for communications is a necessity for health workers and humanitarian actors fighting Ebola in West Africa. In order to care for infected patients and prevent the disease from spreading, aid workers need to be able to coordinate from the frontlines, ensuring they have the right supplies, staff and information. The WFP-led Emergency Telecommunications Cluster provides communications equipment and services in remote areas so that humanitarians can fight Ebola effectively. Comprising a network of partners from humanitarian, government and private sectors, this cluster relies on dedicated individuals who are willing to face risk and adversity to support the humanitarian cause.

19 December 2014

A Mother Is Sowing Seeds Of Change In Kenya

As the mother of six boys, a farmer and the leader of her farming group, Judith is the perfect example of a local saying - Empower a woman, and you empower an entire community.

Responding to Emergencies
16 December 2014

We Want Food But Peace In South Sudan Would Be Even Better

It is one year since conflict erupted in South Sudan. The fighting has seriously affected food security in the country, leaving it on the brink of a hunger catastrophe. WFP and its partners have been at the forefront of efforts to bring lifesaving assistance to over 2.5 million people affected by the conflict. All these people just want peace so that they can return to their lives. Two women who received assistance from WFP and its partners in Mabior (Jonglei State) where WFP assisted nearly 40,000 people in November and in Kadet (Unity State) where the agency provided food to 10,000 people in November, talked about their experiences and wishes.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide