Jakob Kern, WFP’s Country Director in Syria, recounts a recent 37-hour trip to Qamishly, in Syria’s northeastern Governorate of Hassakeh, where WFP is running an airlift operation to deliver food assistance for 55,000 vulnerable people. It’s the first food assistance to arrive in more than six months. This extract from his personal diary helps shed light on the conditions for families in Qamishly, and the work of the WFP team in Syria.
For one man, the Nepal earthquake made an already hard life even more difficult. However work provided by WFP's Remote Access Operation is helping him rebuild his life.
The World Food Programme (WFP) is planning to increase mobile money transfers in eight countries in Southern Africa, working in partnership with international mobile operators in the region. The move is part of a wider objective to increase the portion of humanitarian assistance given in cash to accelerate progress towards a zero hunger world by 2030, as set in the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 2.
India is home to a quarter of the world’s undernourished people, but the situation is gradually improving and rates of hunger are dropping. Here are ten things to know.
Growing up as a girl in a poor rural village in Nepal involves many challenges. For children like Smriti, benefiting from regular school meals means getting nutritious meals and staying in school are two fewer challenges to worry about.
Conflict is compromizing the food security and nutrition of millions of Nigerians. Here are ten things to know.
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.
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.
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.