5 May 2015

“Together We Reach Higher” - Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

WFP must reach 1.4 million people; but not just with food – survivors urgently need tarpaulins and tents, as well as water purification tablets which WFP will help deliver for our humanitarian partners.

1 May 2015

Regional Director Highlights the Value of Nutrition while in Bolivia

LA PAZ – The WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto, met with national authorities and partners during an official mission to Bolivia from 21 to 23 April to highlight the importance of proper nutrition among people in the most food insecurity areas of the country.

30 April 2015

Far From Daily Life

For the families still sleeping outside in the city’s makeshift tent districts, life is very far from back to normal. Many families have lost their homes so even though the tremors have stopped, for now, they have no place to return to. 

30 April 2015

Making a Song and Dance of P4P in Uganda

Purchase for Progress (P4P) focuses on strengthening the capacity of farmers’ organizations (FO) to aggregate and sell commodities to quality buyers, such as WFP. Through partnerships with the government, indigenous and international NGOs, and others, P4P has provided smallholder farmers with the necessary training and equipment to increase their production, improve crop quality and strengthen FO marketing capacity.

29 April 2015

Boko Haram violence inflicts more suffering on already vulnerable communities in Cameroon's Far North Region

Violence by Boko Haram in northeast Nigeria and insecurity across the border inflict more suffering on people living in Cameroon's Far North Region. More than 100,000 people in the northern region of Cameroon are uprooted as Boko Haram violence has spilled across the border, doubling the number of internally displaced people (IDPs) in the past two months. In addition, about 74,000 Nigerians - forced to leave behind their homes, family and livelihoods - are seeking refuge in the Far North region. The World Food Programme has been supporting those in need with food distributions and nutrition activities to address high rates of malnutrition, especially amongst the newly arrived refugee children and mothers. Funding shortfalls, however, threaten to seriously hamper WFP's ability to provide life-saving assistance to all people in dire need of help.

29 April 2015

Sierra Leone: Rebuilding livelihoods. Supporting local economy. Restoring hope.

"Because of Ebola, we thought our production would not be attractive to sellers but WFP is supporting us by buying our rice and distributing it to the Ebola-affected population. We are glad to contribute to feeding the country, and vulnerable communities that are still in need, including the patients in the Ebola treatment centers," Fatmata, small-scale farmer in Sierra Leone.


28 April 2015

Nepal Team Member Recalls Destruction

I have never strongly understood the importance of our organisation's work until this devastating emergency. Despite all my grief for the situation the earthquake has caused, I feel privileged to be here in Nepal, being able to make an impact.

28 April 2015

Top Facts About Hunger In Nepal

25 April 2015: at 11:56am local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, one of the poorest nations in the world. These facts highlight how dramatic the hunger situation was in the country even before the seismic destruction arrived to further deteriorate its condition. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing them on Twitter.

27 April 2015

Fighting Malnutrition in the Central African Republic

With more than 400,000 people forcibly displaced inside the Central African Republic (CAR) since the outbreak of violence in December 2013, WFP continues to provide life-saving assistance to hundreds of thousands of people in dire need. One important aspect of our work has been the fight against malnutrition. WFP provides highly nutritious food to children suffering from malnutrition, including a ready-to-use nutrient supplement called Plumpy’ Sup for children affected by moderately acute malnutrition. The treatment is provided at health centres managed by WFP partners. In 2014, over 34,000 children received treatment under this initiative, called targeted supplementary feeding. 

Responding to Emergencies
27 April 2015

WFP Delivers Emergency Aid in Nepal

WFP has started emergency operations with staff from around the world by providing common services for the entire humanitarian community - from storage facilities to supporting the transportation of not only food, but other crucial relief items.


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