A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
In India, a WFP-supported efficiency drive is bringing bar-coded ration cards to the world’s largest food distribution programme.
With a third of its people living in poverty, the state of Odisha – formerly known as Orissa – is among India’s worst performers on most measures of social wellbeing. This makes it a good testing ground for reforms to India’s vast food distribution system. WFP is proud to support this modernization process.
The Paris Agreement has been signed on April 22 by global leaders. The valubale text, reached at COP 21 in December, set an unprecedented standard in addressing the causes and impact of climate change. Now it needs to be translated into urgent and ambitious investment and action. In this quick guide, we explain the World Food Programme’s work to build the resilience of vulnerable people to climate change, and what the Paris Agreement means for our goal of ending hunger by 2030.
One survivor of Ecuador’s earthquake describes the terrifying moment when the ground began to tremble – and how she watched helpless as her home collapsed before her.
Hundreds of women in South Sudan are transforming their lives with valuable new vocational skills learned through a social and economic empowerment training program supported by the World Food Programme and Women for Women International. The participants say they have been able to achieve things they’d never thought possible after learning techniques for sustainable agriculture and how to build savings by setting up village savings and loans associations.
"I like receiving money through my mobile phone because I can go and cash the exact amount I need for food and save the rest to buy seeds for my farm," says Adams Inusah, a farmer in Gbache. Adams’ feedback is part of the reason why WFP is piloting mobile phone-based cash assistance in Gbache and Sirriyiri, in northern Ghana. As part of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) asset creation programme, Adams benefits from mobile phone-based cash assistance for the work he undertakes - building fish ponds - in his community.
In Uganda, WFP recently started supporting a new initiative that helps refugees and local host communities to reduce post-harvest food losses. The objective is to build the refugees’ livelihoods and boost their self-reliance. The refugees are eager to taste the benefits.
To combat escalating malnutrition rates, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), is funding WFP and UNICEF to ensure comprehensive nutrition treatment services are available for children and pregnant/breastfeeding women at health facilities in 25 districts affected by the current food insecurity in Malawi. In districts with high incidences of HIV and tuberculosis (TB), malnutrition treatment services are also offered to malnourished adults.
Rarely has the saying "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" been so true. Twelve months on from the devastating Nepal earthquake of April 25, we take a look at how teams delivering relief materials to the most remote communities rose to the challenge of getting everything but the kitchen sink up mountains and over high passes.