One of the World Food Programme’s main priorities is to strengthen communities so that individuals can support themselves and their families. Through its Food-for-Training activities, WFP provides food rations to encourage community members to participate in training that teaches practical vocational skills, such as literacy or tailoring. In Bossaso, in northern Somalia, women are learning how to tie dye cloth and make woven goods – skills that will stand them in good stead as they seek to rebuild their lives after fleeing their homes elsewhere because of conflict.
Almost a month after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the central Philippines, WFP’s Angeli Mendoza travelled around the province of Leyte visiting affected communities. As she moved between food distributions, she asked people about their immediate plans and hopes. Here are some of their answers:
Four weeks after Typhoon Haiyan ripped through the Visayas region of the Philippines, shattering lives and livelihoods, WFP is providing food assistance and supporting the relief effort in other ways. But what exactly has WFP achieved, and what lies ahead on the road to recovery? Donate Now