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

WFP Ambassadors
20 June 2014

“Football Is Nothing – This Is Everything”: Chelsea Manager Mourinho On WFP Mission

With the World Cup underway in Brazil, one of the world’s most successful football managers, Jose Mourinho, was busy undertaking a challenge of a different kind – his first mission as WFP Ambassador against Hunger.

Responding to Emergencies
20 June 2014

In Ethiopia: The Plight Of South Sudanese Refugees Up Close And Painful

As field monitor for WFP Ethiopia's Gambella office, Pereleth Othieing is putting in marathon hours in the refugee camps and border points of western Ethiopia. His task: making sure the hundreds of South Sudanese refugees pouring into the country daily receive the food and nutritional assistance they desperately need. So far, nearly 150,000 South Sudanese have sought asylum in western Ethiopia, since conflict erupted in their homeland in December, 2013. 

20 June 2014

Building livelihoods, strengthening resilience in Burkina Faso

WFP is carrying out a number of activities to support rural populations in Burkina Faso and strengthen their resilience to shock. A lack of funding, however, threatens the continuation of these programmes.


Preventing Hunger
20 June 2014

Food Helps Returnees Settle Back In Afghanistan

On the Western border of Afghanistan with Iran, many Afghan refugees return home in need of assistance. WFP and its partners works to help them find their feet.

Cash and Vouchers
19 June 2014

Refugees Welcome WFP's Cash Option in Uganda

Despite it being a damp and cloudy day, WFP brought sunshine to the refugee settlement in Kiryandongo recently as they began their first cash distributions.  WFP’s objective in giving a cash option is to empower the refugees in meeting their families’ food and nutrition needs.


Food For Assets
18 June 2014

Building Resilience in Zimbabwe, One Village At A Time

Muzarabani – In the wilting heat of Muzarabani, a far-flung area 300 kms north of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, it is hard to imagine that crops can survive. The area lies in Zimbabwe’s arid natural region IV which receives little rainfall and, when it does, is prone to flooding. This is a story of how one village, once dependant on WFP food assistance, has defied the odds and recovered after a series of droughts and floods.

17 June 2014

Encouraging Breastfeeding To Help Improve Nutrition In Somalia

Over 200,000 children in Somalia are malnourished, 50,000 of whom are severely malnourished and face a higher risk of death.  WFP works with Mother and Child Health and Nutrition (MCHN) clinics throughout the parts of Somalia it has access to in order to address the underlying and basic causes of malnutrition such as poor feeding practices and access to maternal health care.
16 June 2014

WFP Aviation Link With Remote Lubutu In DRC

In DRC's Lubutu Territory, the rehabilitation of an airstrip has brought hope to local people as well as to humanitarian aid workers. After 20 years of isolation, Lubutu was at last connected to the rest of the world in June, allowing WFP to provide safe and reliable air transport to humanitarian aid workers in the area.

School Meals
13 June 2014

Guinea’s First Lady Appeals for Greater Investment in WFP School Feeding Programmes

As WFP launches a new approach to school feeding in Guinea, the country’s First Lady has called on the private sector and parliamentary groups to invest in the school meals programme. This renewed support reinforces WFP’s efforts to develop a sustainable, nationally-owned programme in the country.

School Meals
12 June 2014

Honduras: Zero Hunger Walk 2014, Every Step Counts

More than 60.000 people participated in the Zero Hunger Walk held in Tegucigalpa. After a beautiful speech which conveyed her commitment to the most vulnerable families of Honduras, Ana de Hernandez, the First Lady of Honduras, cut the ribbon that marked the beginning of the 10th Annual Zero Hunger Walk in Honduras. The Zero Hunger Walk reaffirms Honduras’ commitment to the Zero Hunger Challenge, an initiative launched by Ban Ki Moon, the United Nations Secretary General.


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