A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
In an innovative push to tackle world hunger, students from Haybridge School in the UK have donated over one million grains of rice to the World Food Programme (WFP) through the organisation’s online quiz, ‘Free Rice.’
Daouda Guirou comes from Mopti in central Mali and has worked for WFP for five years. Last October he was deployed as a communications officer to the Central African Republic where he follows food deliveries and handles media and donor relations in difficult and often very dangerous conditions.
More than 900,000 people have been displaced by extreme violence in C.A.R in the past 12 months. Daouda travelled to Bambari, the country’s second largest city. This is his personal account of his journey.
Santiago de Cuba was the worst affected province in eastern Cuba after Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Extensive losses were reported in the agricultural sector and hundreds of thousands of homes were destroyed. Public infrastructure was severely damaged, including the Port of Santiago de Cuba, a key entry point for supplies.
Nimdoma Sherpa, a former WFP School Feeding recipient became one of the youngest Nepali women to climb Mt. Everest at the age of 17. Following her conquest of Mt. Everest, she joined the Seven Summits Women Team, with the aim of climbing the seven highest peaks of the world. She recently fulfilled her aspiration after conquering Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica in December 2014, at the age of 24. She speaks to WFP Nepal about her penchant for climbing and her future plans.
HAVANA. --Knowledge management and cost management acquired by farmers and managers of cooperatives was one of the aspects that most impressed the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) of Canada who recently visited World Food Programme (WFP) projects in the province of Guantánamo.
The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) has released a study demonstrating that weather-based index insurance can help the rural poor on a large scale to become more food secure. The report features WFP and Oxfam America’s R4 Rural Resilience Initiative (R4) as one of the five most significant efforts to expand insurance coverage to people who need it the most.
What happens when you combine a hundred thousand individuals, the World Food Programme, the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) and one of the world’s largest Internet companies? They set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD within a day!
Fatou Ba is a 22-year-old mother of four and lives with her family in the small village of Koundiaw Souare, 100 kilometers from the town of Tambacounda in Senegal.
“My husband is a farmer, and when the growing season was not good for the year, he fed our family by selling firewood.”
As in many rural communities in Africa, she and her family live in a fragile, disaster-prone area and depend on agriculture for their livelihood. When the rain comes too early, or too late, the desperate measures they resort to can further degrade their environment, exposing them to greater climate risk.
Benguet is not a stranger to natural disasters – from earthquakes to typhoons – which have resulted in the loss of lives in the province. Benguet’s experiences from these disasters cemented the belief that it is not enough to just be equipped when responding. Preparedness is equally important.
Meet some of the drivers of disaster resilience in the Province of Benguet. With the help of the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Disaster Preparedness and Response and Climate Change Adaptation (DPR/CCA) Projects, they are moulding Benguet into a province that is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.