A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.

Responding to Emergencies
20 June 2016

How Charcoal Production Feeds a Haitian Family When the Earth is Dry

2016 has been the third year of consecutive drought in Haiti. In normal years, agriculture employs half the working population, but this past year, many people usually employed by the sector struggled to make a living. In towns such as Kay Andre, in the South Department, as in many areas in Haiti, the only option left for families is to fell trees and turn to the sale of charcoal. This practice worsens the already difficult drought conditions.

20 June 2016

Challenges Abound for Refugees in Malawi

20 June is World Refugee Day. In Malawi, WFP’s monthly distributions cover about 90 percent of food consumed by refugees. Without new contributions, WFP faces critical shortfalls that will aggravate the already fragile food security situation of Dzaleka camp. 

Cash and Vouchers
20 June 2016

Paula has stopped fleeing with help of cash-based transfers

At the age of 15 Paula (not her real name) escaped the violence in Colombia and moved to the Province of Esmeraldas in Ecuador, in the hope of a better life. But, after a few years of living in Ecuador, she had to escape violence once again, this time from her boyfriend’s abuse.

17 June 2016

Refugees In Malawi Tell Their Stories

WFP has been providing food assistance at Dzaleka Refugee Camp – Malawi’s primary official location for refugees – for over two decades. The camp now hosts more than 26,000 people, most of whom are from the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa regions. Recently, unrest in neighbouring Mozambique has resulted in an influx of people – more than 7,000 – seeking refuge in Malawi. WFP is also providing food assistance to this vulnerable group.

WFP’s monthly distributions - of maize, pulses, fortified vegetable oil and fortified,blended food - make up around 90 percent of food consumed by refugees. WFP’s food assistance plays a crucial role in meeting the basic food needs of refugees and helping prevent malnutrition.

To continue providing food assistance, WFP urgently requires US$8.4 million through May 2017. Without new contributions, food stocks will entirely be depleted by the end of November 2016. 

Responding to Emergencies
16 June 2016

Ramadan In Zaatari Camp In Jordan, Not Quite Home for Syria's Refugees

The holy month of Ramadan is when families come together around one table at the same time every day for 30 days. But for many Syrians, Ramadan is not the big feast it used to be; it is a reminder of what they lost, what they long for and what they hope they will one day have again. In Zaatari Camp, where about 80,000 people live, big family gatherings around the “Iftar” table as they break the day-long fast is now a distant memory.

WFP is providing food assistance to more than half a million Syrians in Jordan through its innovative e-voucher (or e-cards) programme.

As we remember refugees around the globe on World Refugee Day on Monday 20 June, we remember the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have left behind a whole life and family member they do not know when or if they will ever see again. 

Purchase for Progress
16 June 2016

Sowing The Seeds Of Nutrition As WFP’s Soya Beans Project Takes Root In Afghanistan

WFP works with farmers in Afghanistan to cultivate soy beans - both to fight malnutrition and as an economic investment.

Responding to Emergencies
15 June 2016

Ecuador Earthquake: Meet WFP Logistician, Sandra Torres

Sandra Torres is a WFP Logistician with over 18 years of experience. Coming from the Nicaragua country office, she is no stranger to harsh working conditions. With her level of expertise it is no surprise that when the earthquake struck the Ecuadorian coast in April, Sandra deployed immediately to assist.

14 June 2016

Drive for Inter-faith Action on Zero Hunger Gathers Support at WFP Event

“There needs to be a serious conversation on engaging with local faith-based groups.” 

14 June 2016

FamilyChef: Egyptian Rice Pudding

Welcome to FamilyChef, the recipe series of the World Food Programme (WFP). Explore the culinary treasures of refugees who take part in WFP's cash and vouchers programmes, initiatives that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.

Food For Assets
14 June 2016

Sunshine Keeps a Community Smiling in Zimbabwe

"The sun that  scorched other people's fields because of El Niño is the same sun that has changed our lives" - Dominique Dingane.


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