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.

23 June 2016

Protecting Fragile Development Gains in Bangladesh: Emergency Food for Ultra-Poor Women

When Cyclone Roanu hit southern Bangladesh in May it not only endangered poor people’s immediate access to food, but also threatened to derail efforts to help particularly vulnerable women leave extreme poverty behind.

School Meals
21 June 2016

10 Takeaways From the UN’s School Meals Analysis

A groundbreaking analysis of school meals across the world offers guidance to governments and development agencies on how to design and implement large-scale sustainable programmes.

The World Food Programme (WFP), along with the Imperial College London's Partnership for Child Development and the World Bank, analysed individual programmes from 14 countries then compared the case studies to identify good practices and lessons learned.

Authors of The Global School Feeding Sourcebook: Lessons from 14 Countries focused on Botswana, Brazil, Cape Verde, Chile, Côte d’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa, selected to provide diversity in geography, approach and development.

Here are 10 things they found out:  

Responding to Emergencies
21 June 2016

WFP Staff Win International Award for Fleet Project in South Sudan

“They are committed to working against all odds."


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