Cyclone Batsirai made landfall on the central-eastern coast of Madagascar on Saturday, February 5. Hours after the storm hit, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), was on the ground providing emergency assistance.
Cyclone Batsirai made landfall in Madagascar on Saturday evening with wind gusts of 146 mph. At least six people are confirmed dead and nearly 50,000 are displaced.
WFP is serving hot meals today to 2,200 refugees affected by a large fire that damaged or destroyed at least 500 shelters in Camp 16 of the Kutupalong refugee settlement.
Three weeks after Super Typhoon Odette devastated a huge swathe of the Philippines, WFP is warning that nutrition and food security are at risk in communities in hard-hit areas unless immediate food needs are met soon.
The 24 hours drivers spent stranded on I-95 could be a lifetime in Ethiopia. Or Yemen. Or Guatemala. No food to eat and no prospect for progress cannot be an everyday commute for anyone, anywhere.
The Weeknd’s ambassadorship and advocacy has helped shed a global spotlight on the rising tide of global hunger and send relief to countries affected by conflict, like his parents’ home of Ethiopia.
Restoring ecosystems as natural shields against the effects of extreme weather is one of the best ways to protect both people and planet. In Madagascar, WFP is using plants to combat the dunes burying entire villages in sand.
In recent years, innovation has increasingly taken a digital turn at WFP, with new technologies transforming how we serve those most in need. Here’s a taste of some of the digital tools and data-driven approaches that are taking our efficiency to the next level.
WFP is providing crucial emergency logistics and telecommunications support to the Government of the Philippines in its response to the devastation caused by Typhoon Rai.
WFP is rapidly ramping up humanitarian operations in Afghanistan to assist more than 23 million people facing severe hunger in the country in 2022.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is in a “race against time” to avert a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan. This winter, over half the population face severe hunger as temperatures plummet below zero.
A survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Liberee was inspired to join WFP as a monitor helping Burundian refugees because of the emergency food assistance she received as a child.