Blockchain is helping people in the largest refugee camp in the world get quicker, easier, more straightforward access to the lifesaving assistance they need.
Maria's family invested all their money in corn crops, then watched them wither away from drought. Now they're struggling to put food on the table and praying for rain.
Every month Khamisa, who wants to become a doctor, walks from the family shelter to the U.N. World Food Programme distribution centre in Alagaya Camp, White Nile State to collect food for her parents and four siblings. She is one of the 387,000 refugees across Sudan that WFP supported in the first half of 2019. "Home is close by, but it feels so long ago," Khamisa says.
One of the bitter realities of our work is that women and girls are more likely than men and boys to suffer from hunger. So everywhere we work, closing the hunger gender gap is one of our biggest priorities.
Bassam and his children fled conflict in Syria, landing at a refugee camp in Jordan. He tries hard to shop for ingredients from home to share with his kids. That loving errand has been made much easier with blockchain technology.
After the devastating blast hit Beirut, Lebanese families are even more desperate for a safety net. We're stepping in to help them get through each month with e-cards.
The U.N. World Food Programme is the sole UN agency in Egypt that provides food security to the most vulnerable populations, making this investment all the more crucial.
We're scaling up rapidly to reach 1 million people across the country - including thousands of Beirut families devastated by the blast.
Digital money transfers to vulnerable people mean better security, tracking, transparency, accountability - and during a pandemic, safety.
We are extremely saddened by the immense devastation and loss caused by an explosion at the Port of Beirut in Lebanon. The Lebanese people need our support now more than ever.
WFP plans to reach a total of 10.3 million Afghan people in 2020, giving $79 to each family to cover their food needs for two months at a time.
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