12 October 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Namibia

Last weekend Namibia lost against Argentina the last match of its Rugby World Cup adventure.

But Namibia faces another challenge – one that will last long after the rugby boots have been hung up and the pitches cleared. The World Food Programme works with the Namibian government to tackle hunger in the country that, whilst famous for its rugby, also suffers from droughts and flooding – making it a struggle for people to grow and access food. 

Here are ten facts about hunger in Namibia.

Responding to Emergencies
9 October 2015

Lonely And Displaced In Eastern Ukraine

Ivan Plishenko, 70, thought he would be celebrating his 50th wedding anniversary at home with his wife, friends and family. But the conflict in eastern Ukraine has changed all his plans; he is not celebrating, does not live at home anymore and his wife was killed in a shelling over a year ago.

7 October 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Bolivia

Help us raise awareness on the effects of hunger and malnutrition in Bolivia by sharing these ten facts.

Responding to Emergencies
5 October 2015

In South Sudan, WFP Provides Lifesaving Food To People Isolated By Crisis

WFP and its partners have just provided emergency assistance to more than 20,000 people in Koch County, a region of South Sudan's Unity State that had been inaccessible to humanitarian groups since April, when the latest round of violence broke out. Although the warring parties have signed a peace deal that many hope will resolve the nearly two-year-old conflict, access and insecurity continue to challenge humanitarian groups in many parts of the country. 

2 October 2015

Mauritania: Reaching Families in Need

You travel through the countryside in southern Mauritania, heading to Kaedi – about 400 kilometres away from the capital, towards the border with Senegal. You have five to six hours to take in the world unfolding around you. The rolling hills. The dunes of sand. The brightly coloured houses dotting the desert. A camel. Not giving a ride but taking one – in the back of a jeep.  The sky. In the bluest shade you can imagine, with big, fluffy clouds gliding across it. 

1 October 2015

Ironing out Deficiencies in Indian School Children

Every school day, Deepak Kumar Patro, who is in grade seven, receives a bowl of rice, soya, eggs and dal provided by the World Food Programme (WFP) as part of its school meals programme.

30 September 2015

10 Things You Should Know About Rugby’s Fight Against Hunger

For Rugby World Cup 2015, fans from all over the world are putting their weight behind a challenge off the pitch: raising awareness and funds for the World Food Programme (WFP)’s school meals and emergency response work around the world.

30 September 2015

10 Facts About Hunger

Here are ten things to know to understand the global food and nutrition situation. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

28 September 2015

In Zimbabwe, Asset Creation Activities Bring Hope

WFP's Food for Asset and Productive Asset Creation programmes are strengthening communities’ resilience to climactic shocks by rehabilitating 114 dams across the country.
24 September 2015

Mobilizing Generation Zero Hunger

Young people can end hunger in the world. They are aware; they care; and they want to make a difference and now, is the time to do so. 


Fighting Hunger Worldwide