12 November 2015

The Conflict In Ukraine: Shattering Houses, Memories And Families

Aleksandra Yakovchuk, 77, was sleeping in the kitchen, the warmest place in her house, when she woke up to a very loud bang. That was the sound of shelling. Within seconds, all her windows were shattered, doors fell off their hinges, and the roof was severely destroyed. “It was an unspeakable nightmare,” she says. 

12 November 2015

VoucherChef: Priscilla's Caterpillar Surprise

While still distributing food to those most in need, WFP is increasingly giving vouchers or cash so that people can choose what food they want to eat and where they want to buy it. Zimbabwe is one of many countries where WFP is putting cash into the hands of hungry people. Today, VoucherChef takes you to central Zimbabwe where Priscilla invites you to taste her scrumptious caterpillars.

12 November 2015

Algeria: WFP Forced To Reduce Rations For ‘Forgotten’ Sahrawi Refugees

ALGIERS – As a result of insufficient funding for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), refugees from Western Sahara living in Algeria are now receiving, for the third consecutive month, a reduced ration that does not meet the minimum daily needs. The cuts come as the Sahrawi refugee crisis enters its 40th year. 

6 November 2015

Niger: Resilience Project Starts Bearing Fruit

Darey - Joyful villagers sit under a community hangar, smiling broadly. The topic of their conversation? The harvest season. It is raining constantly and the harvest outlook is encouraging, provided that rains do not stop halfway through the season. The villagers are not happy only about the abundant rains. Thanks to the resilience project funded by Food for Peace and implemented by the World Food Programme and FAO, they work to rehabilitate their land for agriculture and are able to cultivate close to home.

6 November 2015

El Niño: What Is It And Why Does It Matter?

A quick guide to help you understand what El Niño is, why it can't be neglected and what the World Food Programme (WFP) is doing to respond.

4 November 2015

Cash Helps Drought-Stricken Farmers In Zimbabwe

Southern Africa is suffering a food crisis, with over 27 million* people facing hunger over the next six months. 

In Zimbabwe 1.5 million people are not able to access the food they need to be healthy. WFP's David Orr met hundreds of farmers in Sasula, central Zimbabwe, who have lost all of their crops to drought, leaving them without food and destroying their livelihoods. As they waited to receive cash distributions from the World Food Programme, they shared their stories and explained why this year has been such a difficult one.

*Source: Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)

4 November 2015

How I Became An International Aid Worker: Patrick McKenna

When it comes to creating a world with zero hunger, the World Food Programme (WFP) certainly wouldn’t be able to achieve it without the support of our private partners. Whether responding to an emergency, or providing ongoing funding and expertise to our programmes worldwide, WFP’s partners are crucial in ensuring we reach those in need.

Patrick McKenna is responsible for managing relationships with UK companies that support WFP. He tells us why a typical day in the office could see him in London, Malawi or even at a rugby match!

3 November 2015

VoucherChef: Samar's Mujaddara

Welcome to WFP’s recipe series. Find out how this Palestinian mother in Gaza cooks the traditional Levant dish, Mujaddara, using much less oil than the original recipe calls for. She buys all her ingredients using WFP food vouchers. 

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3 November 2015

Afghanistan: Innovative Initiatives To Achieve Zero Hunger

As part of its efforts to achieve Zero Hunger in Afghanistan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working, since 2006, with smallholder farmers, traders, commercial millers and Afghan factories to stimulate local food production, connect farmers to markets, and promote the entire food value chain by raising awareness about locally produced nutritious foods. The food value chain development has the potential to create job opportunities and provide reliable income sources to vulnerable families across the country.

2 November 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Afghanistan

Afghanistan faces enormous humanitarian challenges after three decades of war, civil unrest and recurring natural disasters. Just a week ago, an earthquake hit the northern regions of the country killing hundreds and causing extensive damage in mountainous areas. Here are ten facts to help you understand the food and nutrition situation in this country. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. 


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