A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
The link between social programmes and family agriculture as a tool for development brought together experts and representatives of the governments of Brazil and Cuba with the support of the World Food Programme (WFP) in Cuba. This encounter has special significance against the backdrop of the celebration of the International Year of Family Farming.
Recent clashes between armed groups and the Malian military have forced more than 4,000 people to flee their homes in the Kidal region of northern Mali.
Exhausted, hungry and often sick, tens of thousands of people have crossed the border from Central African Republic (CAR) into Cameroon. Young children are hit hardest by malnutrition. To respond to the dire humanitarian crisis, WFP is implementing an emergency operation to feed vulnerable families and fight malnutrition, which is proving fatal for people weakened by the cross-border journey.
The Nutrition for Growth compact signed a year ago in London by government leaders, UN agencies and private partners, put the fight against undernutrition in the spotlight. WFP’s Ella Getahun looks at the link between childhood undernutrition and countries’ economic performance as highlighted in the Cost of Hunger in Africa study.
Around 200 participants from the aviation industry in Nepal are learning about aviation safety and risk management - a priority campaign for WFP's Aviation Unit in order to help the industry respond to emergencies in an effective and efficient manner.
When 50-year-old Lebanese shop owner Zaher Khodr joined WFP’s food voucher programme in Akkar, northern Lebanon, about two years ago, he did not know that his business would thrive within a few months.
As the new academic year kicks off in June, WFP is restarting its school feeding activities, reaching some 232,000 children in 1,800 schools across Myanmar.
Bolivia is among the countries with the highest levels of vulnerability due to climate change in the Andean region. Floods and droughts have worsened in recent years. The most recent rainy season which began in November 2013 has left approximately 325,000 people homeless and has caused extensive material damage, caused by unprecedented floods.
Zione Black says WFP's emergency cash transfers have helped her buy the food her family needs. She is one of nearly 2 million vulnerable Malawians who averted hunger with WFP assistance during the 2013/14 hunger season.
In April WFP launched a Food for Assets programme that assists 14.000 households whose income sources and food supplies began to run out since March 2014 due to the crisis of coffee rust and drought that is affecting thousands of small-scale farmer households, unemployed coffee cutters, and households with children suffering from acute malnutrition. On May 26, 2014 the WFP also launched a “Cash for Assets” initiative that currently assists 2,000 families to help mitigate the impact of the Coffee Rust.