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.
Technology is changing the future of work, and there’s no reason refugees should be left behind in the process. Enter EMPACT.
As we move into the next decade, we need to re-imagine how we do our work. What technologies and approaches could we develop in the future to solve humanitarian crises?
Meet the river fording, jungle trekking, all-terrain vehicle that's helping us get food to people in the most remote places.
Refugees are rigging up simple hydroponic production units using only local materials to grow fresh grass for their goats. It's just one way WFP's helps people in conflict zones.
An ATM that dispenses food, a simple moisture meter, and an air-tight bag: these seemingly simple innovations could be game-changers for disrupting hunger around the world.
Farmers in Sudan lose up to 40% of their crops every year. Our hermetic bags cost just $2 and reduce loss to less than 2%.
It might seem futuristic, but WFP's "PLUS" software designs a "menu" of school meals that are healthier, up to 20% cheaper, and use as much as 70% locally-sourced ingredients.
Extreme temperatures. Dropped from a plane. Springing leaks. These are the food safety considerations of the largest hunger-fighting organization in the world.
Global hunger isn’t about a lack of food. There’s enough to feed all of us. Unfortunately, one third of all the food produced for humans never actually gets eaten.
Hungry Nigerian families are being plunged deeper into poverty during coronavirus. We're getting creative with our delivery solutions.
Blockchain is helping people in the largest refugee camp in the world get quicker, easier, more straightforward access to the lifesaving assistance they need.