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

Purchase for Progress
3 June 2015

Empowering Farmers In Drought-hit Southern Madagascar

Southern Madagascar has suffered insufficient rainfall which in turn has caused crop failure, aggravating food insecurity. However, after several years of this pattern, the capacity of communities to bounce back is weakened. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and its partners help them build their resilience to these shocks.   


3 June 2015

Going The Distance To Deliver In Malawi

In response to the 2015 floods disaster in Malawi, the WFP co-led Logistics Cluster has teamed up with the government and communities to deliver vital relief assistance.

2 June 2015

10 Facts About Women And Hunger

Women have a crucial role to play in defeating hunger. As mothers, farmers, teachers and entrepreneurs, they hold the key to building a future free of malnutrition. Here are ten facts on why empowering women is such an important part of the World Food Programme's (WFP) work. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

Responding to Emergencies
2 June 2015

Nepal: Sacrificing For The Greater Good

For many of the World Food Programme's (WFP) staff in Nepal, the quake has taken a personal toll, destroying homes and affecting families, but they continue to work in order to deliver humanitarian assistance to the thousands of survivors who need it most.

Responding to Emergencies
1 June 2015

Supporting Newly Displaced People in Northern Mali

Renewed violence in northern Mali is causing mass displacements within the region of Timbuktu. About 60,000 people have been forced to flee their homes and find shelter in the region over the past few weeks, and more than 700 people have crossed the borders into neighboring countries. The World Food Programme (WFP) has stepped up its response to provide food to the newly displaced despite having limited resources. 

1 June 2015

WFP Supporting Liberia to Stay at Zero Ebola

Though Liberia was recently declared Ebola-free,  WFP continues to provide assistance to communities affected by Ebola in order to transition them out of crisis and into recovery. This support comes in a variety of ways, tailored to fit the needs of the community on the ground. 

School Meals
29 May 2015

Bangladesh: Children See A World Of Infinite Possibilities With Zero Hunger

Imagine that there is enough food for everyone in the world. Imagine that you will always have enough to eat. What would this be like? What would you want to achieve if you will never go hungry? Tough questions resulting to answers in the form of beautiful drawings by children.

29 May 2015

Escape From Ramadi: One Iraqi Mother’s Mission

When fighting broke out in Ramadi, Sahar Anwar gathered her three young children and joined the mass exodus out of the Iraqi city. They now live with a few hundred other people in Abu Ghraib on the outskirts of Baghdad city.

29 May 2015

Helping People Through Zimbabwe's Hungry Months

ZvishavaneIn parts of rural Zimbabwe, the post-harvest period is traditionally associated with joy and merry-making as food is plentiful - but not so this year. Barren fields and shrivelled crops point to tough times ahead. It’s the end of the rainy season and rivers have long dried up. Nonetheless, desperate droves of cattle, goats and sheep are drawn to dry river beds in search of water. Drought has once again played havoc with the lives of men and beasts. 

28 May 2015

Mauritania: WFP Continues to Support Refugees Fleeing Mali Violence

Set in the Sahelian desert of Mauritania, the Mbera refugee camp has been hosting over 52,000 Malian refugees who have fled violence in the northern part of their country. Unable to return home, the refugees are dependent on humanitarian assistance for their basic needs. The World Food Programme is there to help but needs support to continue coming to the aid of this vulnerale population who is not able to return home whilst the humanitarian and security situation remains precarious in northern Mali. 


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