Cash and Vouchers
1 September 2015

A Little Food Card With A Big Impact

Along the narrow pathways of Tulkaram, in the north of the West Bank, the State of Palestine, stands a small grocery shop with pink shutters. A sign hanging above reads, ‘Mini Market Al-Odeh’. Inside the store Jihad Al-Odeh stands behind a counter ornamented with festive lights. He is one of the more than 250 shop owners taking part in the World Food Programme's (WFP) e-voucher programme in Palestine. 

Responding to Emergencies
1 September 2015

Nepal: Food Donation by USAID Helps Earthquake Survivors Start Anew

USAID food helps quake victims get through the monsoon season.

1 September 2015

WFP Treating Malnutrition Among Displaced In Sudan's North Darfur

Hawa Mohamed Tibin broke into a smile as her 32-month-old baby Mahadia gave out a loud cry after being lifted from a weighing scale. “Ma’shala (bless her),” she said. She could now see the signs that her daughter is on her way to being cured of malnutrition. Only three weeks ago when she brought Mahadia to the centre, the baby weighed a meager seven kg. The circumference of her mid-upper arm measured only 11.5 centrimetres and she was 76 cm tall.  All these three measurements showed she was suffering from moderate acute malnutrition.

28 August 2015

WFP Continues to Support Sudanese Refugees in Chad

Since 2003, when millions of civilians fled their homes to seek protection from violence in Sudan, Chad has become home to more than 400,000 Sudanese refugees. The World Food Programme (WFP) is still providing them with food assistance despite their plight, but they risk falling into oblivion amidst stretched resources as Chad struggles to host more than 750,000 people displaced by conflict, including thousands of people recently displaced by violence spilling across the border from Nigeria.

28 August 2015

On the Run Again: Somali Refugees Return Home from Yemen

More than 28,000 people – nearly half of them children – have arrived in Somalia fleeing the conflict in Yemen. Most are Somalis returning to their homeland.  

25 August 2015

Germany's DRC Ambassador, Wolfgang Manig visits C.A.R. Refugees

German Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Wolfgang Manig, along with the World Food Programme's (WFP) Deputy Country Director Silvia Caruso, recently traveled to South Ubangi province bordering the Central African Republic where they visited activities implemented by WFP with funding from the Government of Germany. Upon Mr. Manig's return to Kinshasa, the DRC capital, we caught up with him to get his impressions of the mission.

24 August 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Zimbabwe

Here are ten things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Zimbabwe. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

19 August 2015

Which Type of Humanitarian Are You?

Would you rather organize food deliveries by helicopter, provide school meals for children, or monitor food distributions in a refugee camp?

Find out what kind of humanitarian you would be at the World Food Programme (WFP) as we celebrate World Humanitarian Day on 19 August.

Aid professionals
19 August 2015

WFP Philippines: Inspiring Humanitarian Workers

Three people from different parts of the Philippines joined by one organisation – the World Food Programme (WFP). This is the story of three humanitarian workers from WFP's offices in Manila, Cotabato, and Iligan, sharing the challenges and inspiration they encounter in their work.

18 August 2015

10 Things You Need To Know About El Niño

Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.


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