A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
As southern Sudan holds a referendum on independence, WFP is working to ensure that the landmark event doesn’t produce yet more hunger in a region where food security has been undermined by decades of conflict and natural disasters. Here are four ways we aim to keep hunger at bay.
Grace Martin Lado, 25, has returned to Southern Sudan 18 years after her family fled the fighting there. Her family faced an arduous trip back to their homeland and food rations from WFP are helping them to resettle.
Halima, a 28-year-old mother from Northern Darfur, has won first prize in a contest among local women trained by WFP to make their own clean-burning cook stoves. She won by designing a stove that consumes less wood and produces less smoke than all of the others. View video
Khadija, a mother of 14, recently got a new stove that burns two thirds less wood than the open fire she used before. That means much less time spent foraging for firewood, a dangerous necessity in northern Darfur which carries the risk of rape at the hands of roving militants.
Alek Chol needs to be eating nutritious food so that her breast milk will be nourishing to her two-month old baby and help him grow. But in the middle of Southern Sudan's hunger season, the sort of food she needs can be hard to come by. That's why WFP is helping out.
Voters went to the polls last week in Sudan, a country where WFP is running its biggest operation worldwide. We aim to bring food assistance to 11 million Sudanese people in 2010, including 4.3 million in the south. Here are the top ten hunger facts for Sudan.
Southern Sudan faces a tough year in 2010 with drought and widespread insecurity pushing up levels of hunger at the same time as the region grapples with political developments that will decide its future.
WFP's SAFE stove project sets out to reduce the amount of time women in two African countries spend looking for firewood and hence to reduce the chance that they will be attacked or raped. At the same time, the project offers a way to help protect the environment from desertification.
In the highly insecure and chronically poor Karamoja region, women and children face a constant risk of violence when they collect the firewood they need to cook food. Fuel-efficient stoves, built from mud, can help while also lessening pressure on the environment.
WFP will dispatch more food to southern Sudan where conflict, poor rainfall and high food prices have combined to push the number of people needing assistance up to 1.3 million. Airdrops will be needed to reach remote areas.