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Cash and Vouchers
11 October 2013

Syrian Father Explains Impact Of New E-vouchers

Ali, a 35-year-old Syrian refugee in Lebanon, has a lot on his shoulders. As he struggles to provide for his own family and that of his missing brother, an electronic food card from WFP is taking off some of the strain.

Cash and Vouchers
7 October 2013

In Somalia, Vouchers For Assets Empower Somalis And Create Ownership

In Somalia, the World Food Programme is shifting its focus from providing emergency responses to enabling vulnerable Somalis to improve their ability to deal with shocks. WFP helps people create communal assets, such as roads, and also provides training so that Somalis are better able to withstand future droughts and floods.    

Cash and Vouchers
7 October 2013

In South Sudan, Cash Transfers Offer Returnees Dignity And Choice

Since South Sudan gained independence in 2011, thousands of its people have returned from Sudan to their homeland. The World FoodProgramme is easing these families’ reintegration by providing food assistance and cash transfers. 

Responding to Emergencies
4 October 2013

Guatemala: WFP Assists 7,000 People After River Floods Homes

WFP is providing emergency assistance to 1,472 families from Nueva Concepción, in the department of Escuintla, after the Coyolate River flooded their houses, destroyed their crops and also blocked road access.

For Companies
1 October 2013

Millennium Hunger Target Within Reach

The latest figures on global hunger show that progress is being made. But despite the downward trend, achieving the hunger target contained in the first Millennium Development Goal will require a substantial extra push. School meals and programmes based on cash or vouchers are among the approaches that could help the world meet the challenge.

For Companies
27 September 2013

Christina Aguilera And Yum! Fight Hunger In New PSA

“Together, we can end world hunger” -- that's the new message from Yum! Brands and pop-singing sensation Christina Aguilera, to help raise money for the World Food Programme during Yum!’s World Hunger Relief campaign.

Aid professionals
25 September 2013

WFP at the UN General Assembly: Highlights

WFP’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin is in New York this week, taking part in a range of hunger-related events in and around the UN General Assembly. Here are the day-by-day highlights:

Responding to Emergencies
19 September 2013

Honduras: “Coffee Rust Destroyed My Farm and My Dreams”

Ernestina Martinez, a 52-year-old widow and mother of eight children, began her coffee farm a few years ago in the village Ojo de Agua in Intibucá and it produced nearly 4 Metric Tons of coffee. But the Coffee Rust plague, a fungus that affects the leaves of plants, destroyed the crops Ernestina and her children had grown with great sacrifice.

17 September 2013

A Mother From Syria Goes Shopping For Food

Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan is home to over 100,000 Syrians who used to depend on food provided to them directly by WFP. Now they’re able to shop for their own food thanks to a voucher programme introduced this month [Read story]. To show how they work, we went grocery shopping with a Syrian mother named Mariam and took these panoramic photos from her day.

Cash and Vouchers
17 September 2013

New Food Vouchers Welcomed By Syrian Refugees In Zaatari

In Jordan’s biggest refugee camp, WFP has begun a shift in the way it provides food to families who have fled the conflict in Syria. Instead of traditional food rations, refugees are being introduced to vouchers, which allow them to start buying their own food. With products like cheese and eggs now more accessible, the initial reaction has been enthusiastic.