12 July 2016

Southern Africa: Food Security Crisis

Southern Africa is facing a major food security crisis following successive years of drought, most recently as a result of the El Niño weather event which meant reduced rains for the region’s crucial 2015-16 agricultural season. Many countries experienced poor or failed harvests in April this year, leaving millions of people with little or no food to sustain them till next year’s harvest. 

12 July 2016

Making the Most of the First 1,000 Days: Supporting Child Nutrition in Kerala

The first 1,000 days are a critical window of opportunity to give a child the best possible start in life for good nutrition for cognitive and physical development. WFP and the government of Kerala are helping parents give their children this essential boost with food distributed through social safety nets.

Responding to Emergencies
7 July 2016

We Go To Bed Hungry So The Children Can Eat, Says Woman In Swaziland

Emergency relief distributions have begun in Swaziland in response to drought which has resulted in hundreds of thousands of people not having enough to eat.

6 July 2016

From School Meals Recipient to Presidential Fellow

Each year, nearly 50,000 people apply to the Mandela Washington Fellowship – the flagship program of U.S. President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative that empowers young people through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. Out of the applicants, 1,000 outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa are selected to receive professional development training at various universities across the U.S.

5 July 2016

All About The World Food Programme

The World Food Programme's mission is to save lives and livelihoods, and to improve the nutrition, food security and self-reliance of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people.

30 June 2016

10 Facts About Nutrition in China

While malnutrition remains a problem in China, particularly in rural areas, the country has made much progress in recent decades. Here are 10 things to know about the status of nutrition in China. 

Cash and Vouchers
30 June 2016

FamilyChef: Foul (Egyptian Bean Dip)

Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) recipe series, FamilyChef. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

27 June 2016

An Interview with German Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken

Germany has supported the UN World Food Programme’s (WFP) Syria crisis response with an unprecedented record contribution of €570 million in 2016. The Permanent Representative to the International Organizations in Rome, Ambassador Dr. Hinrich Thölken, visited German-funded programmes in Jordan and Lebanon. He describes his impressions in an interview with WFP.

27 June 2016

5 Takeaways From the Global Nutrition Report

The 2016 Global Nutrition Report – released in June – is a global stocktake of the world’s progress toward ending malnutrition, and it’s showing some crucial trends. Here are our top five takeaways from the report, and what the World Food Programme (WFP) is doing about them.  

24 June 2016

Smallholder farmers improve and diversify their food production in Sierra Leone

The World Food Programme and its partners work with thousands of vulnerable smallholder farmers to improve and diversify their food production.


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