A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
It isn’t often you find yourself in the midst of one of the greatest sporting build ups worldwide – but that’s exactly what happened today when the Webb Ellis Cup, which will be awarded to winners of this year’s Rugby World Cup, made its way to the World Food Programme’s headquarters in Rome.
This November, the first targeted food distribution successfully occurred in Goz-Amir, a camp for Sudanese refugees in Eastern Chad. During 2011 and 2012, WFP and UNHCR carried out assessments on the impact of food assistance for long-term refugees in several countries, including Chad. Based on the results of these assessments, the Chadian Government, through UNHCR, FAO, and WFP, developed a joint programme for refugees to build their self-reliance.
As one of the strongest winter storms hit Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, WFP's Joelle Eid visited the camp and took snap-shots showing how families are dealing with extraordinary low temperatures and wet weather. A joint WFP-UNICEF project is helping the community as warm clothes and winter shoes, provided by Unicef, are being purchased using WFP e-cards in the Zaatari supermarkets.
January 12, 2015 marks the fifth anniversary of the earthquake that caused over 200,000 deaths and left thousands of Haitians homeless. Within hours of the earthquake, WFP began handing out emergency food which reached more than four million Haitians in the coming months.
These short videos show the scale and devastation of an earthquake that became one of WFP’s most complex operations.
Thanks to support from the World Food Programme, Fatou and her 2-year-old daughter, Numa, are a living example of the common saying in The Gambia, “where there is life, there is hope.”
Monday, January 12th marks the 5th anniversary of the magnitude 7 earthquake that devastated much of Port-au-Prince and its surrounding cities. In just 35 seconds over 230,000 people lost their lives, approximately 300,000 were injured and 2.3 million were displaced. Within hours of this deadly quake, the World Food Programme (WFP) was on the ground responding.
Since June 2014, thousands of Yazidis, an ancient religious group living mostly in northern Iraq, have been living in fear and hunger on the mountain Sinjar. Families have been torn apart, enslaved, raped and beaten by militants. The lucky ones who managed to escape now find themselves struggling to survive the winter in camps or unfinished buildings. Keep reading to find out about their daily struggles, through the tears and the smiles of their youngest ones.
From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals.
Ten years after the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, WFP takes a look at some of the most courageous stories, photos and first-hand accounts of survivors and the impact that WFP’s response had on their lives.