29 December 2014

10 Faces Of Food Assistance In 2014

From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals.

24 December 2014

Indian Ocean Tsunami: 10 Years On

Ten years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, WFP takes a look at some of the most courageous stories, photos and first-hand accounts of survivors and the impact that WFP’s response had on their lives.

23 December 2014

Christmas: One More Day In The Fight Against Ebola

Chris Huddart is from London but currently lives in Liberia where he works as a programme officer for the World Food Programme. As part of the Ebola response, he explains why this Christmas will be very different …

23 December 2014

Indonesian Fishermen Proud Of Recovery After Tsunami

Banda Aceh in Indonesia was the first major town to be hit by the tsunami. The giant wave smashed the lives of local fishermen as thoroughly as it smashed their boats. But ten years later, the fishing community has bounced back and many locals are rightly proud of what they have achieved.

23 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.

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

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.

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Fighting Hunger Worldwide