A pilot project in Damascus has begun distributing WFP food vouchers in the form of mobile phone text messages to Iraqi refugees. It’s believed to be the first such scheme in the world.
WFP and the world's generosity is ensuring that the flood-hit Philippines is not alone as it works to help more than 7 million people get back on their feet after the devastation caused by recent storms.
As WFP and the government push ahead with relief operations to help flood-hit communities, the northern island of Luzon is waiting to see whether a new typhoon - dubbed Lupit - will hit later this week, disrupting operations and possibly increasing the need for emergency food assistance.
The softly-spoken finance officer, the veteran ICT expert, the young staff assistant preparing training documents, the receptionist everyone loved for her smile and the meticulous finance assistant she was talking to -- these were the victims of the October 5 bomb at WFP HQ in Islamabad.
WFP is calling on students, aspiring film-makers and professionals to get creative about world hunger through hunger bytes!, its international video competition. "Creativity and philanthropy are a powerful combination," says WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Drew Barrymore.
Undeterred by flooded roads, flat tyres and toothache, two 40-year-old WFP supporters from Switzerland recently completed a gruelling 1,056-km bicycle ride across Cambodia and Thailand to raise funds for WFP as part of YUM Brands’ World Hunger Relief campaign.
WFP has celebrated 30 years of cooperation with China by appointing the legendary Olympic gymnast, Li Ning, its first ever Chinese Ambassador Against Hunger.