In Uganda, WFP works hard to provide home-grown school meals to children in need. However, sometimes up to 40% of local food production is lost before it even leaves the farm. Insects, rodents, moisture and mould contaminate the hard-earned food.
However, such post-harvest losses can be significantly reduced with the use of airtight storage containers. In Karamoja, in Eastern Uganda, WFP is now providing storage containers and food to 20 schools, aiming to make school meals healthier for the children and ensure there is enough food throughout the year.
Together, we can ensure these children will not miss out on their most important meal of the day.
More than half a million Rohingya people have fled Myanmar's northern Rakhine State following an outbreak of violence in late August. Taking only what they can carry, they seek shelter and safety in the Bangladeshi border district of Cox’s Bazar. The area is now filled with makeshift tents.
The World Food Programme is on the ground, distributing nutrient-rich, high-energy biscuits to new arrivals as an emergency measure and then registering people to receive rice, vegetable oil and lentils over the next six months. More than 800,000 people have received food to date. Mothers and children under five -- who are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition -- are given SuperCereal Plus, a fortified wheat-soya blend used to make a nutritious porridge.
Your shared meals will help the World Food Programme to continue providing urgently needed assistance to Rohingya refugees.
Coupled with the existing challenges of extreme poverty, underdevelopment and climate change in the Lake Chad region, the Boko Haram insurgency has led to one of the most acute humanitarian crises in the world. 2.6 million people in Northeast Nigeria are facing hunger and 450,000 children are severely malnourished.
Together, we are providing life-saving food assistance for 100 days to those children most at risk.
Thank you for helping to feed 1,000 Syrian refugee children in Jordan for 1 year.
With your help, 8,000 children in Haiti will receive proper nutrition in the upcoming school year.
Your shared meals have helped to ensure hungry boys and girls around the world have a chance to achieve their dreams.
With your help, nearly 2 million life-saving meals have been shared with children in Yemen.
Your shared meals have helped us to reach our goal of feeding 1,100 children in Lebanon for one full year.
Together we reached of our goal of feeding 25,000 school children in Cameroon. In the face of Boko Haram violence, you gave these children hope for a better future!
In February 2017, famine was declared across parts of South Sudan. We completed an emergency campaign sharing 1 million meals for those affected by the famine in just a little over a month!
Together we raised funds to provide school meals to 58,000 children in Malawi. The country was hit hard by the recent El Niño weather event.
The meals you shared between June and July 2016 are helping Syrian refugee children in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. 1,500 children, many of whom live in dire conditions, will receive food support for one full year.
In spring 2016, we raised funds to support 1,400 Syrian refugee children between the ages of 3 and 4 in Beirut. Thanks to your overwhelming support, we completed this goal in less than 7 weeks!
Between January and April 2016, we raised funds to support 2,000 mothers and their babies in Homs, Syria, for a full year.
In November and December 2015, we raised sufficient funds to provide school meals to 20,000 Syrian refugee children living in camps in Jordan for a full year.
In the summer and fall of 2015, we helped schoolchildren in Lesotho. Together, we shared 1.8 million meals with the children in Lesotho.