World Food Programme

World Vision is the largest NGO partner of the United Nations World Food Programme for over a decade, delivering life-saving food aid across 15 countries in 2018.

Every day around the world men and women struggle to feed their children. The consequences of not enough, or the wrong type of food, cause poor health or death, slows mental development and impacts children’s education and employment opportunities.

Every $1 you give means we can provide $23 worth of life-saving food aid

Every $1 you give means we can provide $23 worth of life-saving food aid
World Vision and the World Food Programme provide life-saving emergency food aid to those impacted by conflict or long-term food shortages.

We do this through monthly food rations, feeding malnourished children, providing meals in schools, teaching families how to cook nutritious meals, and providing cash and e-cards to empower people to purchase their own food. We continuously work to improve our operations to reduce costs which is why we are the preferred partner of the World Food Programme. 

Our partnership with the World Food Programmes allows us to multiply our reach. In 2018, the generosity of New Zealanders enabled us to reach 4,001,572 people with life-saving food aid across 15 countries: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Malawi, Mali, Myanmar, Rwanda, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

More than just a meal! Keeping children in school in Jordan refugee camps

More than just a meal! Keeping children in school in Jordan refugee camps
Children in Azraq and Za'atari refugee camps in Jordan are benefitting from a meal in schools project, creating a nurturing, healthy and active school environment. 

This project provides each child with a nutritious lunch at school. A guaranteed meal takes the pressure off families struggling to feed their children, and means parents are more likely to send their children to school and keep them there longer. 

This project is also strengthening the livelihoods for refugees while stimulating local economic growth by engaging with local supply chains and providing employment for 480 Syrian refugees. Earning a local income is particularly vital for vulnerable women like widows trying to support their families and teenage girls at risk of early forced marriage.

As the preferred partner of the World Food Programme, we’re constantly looking at ways to innovate and deliver the best outcomes for those we serve.

Cash transfers give people dignity and choice

Cash transfers give people dignity and choice
When providing emergency assistance, it is sometimes more appropriate to give people ‘cash transfers’ rather than food handouts. Cash transfers come in the form of vouchers, electronic smart cards with pre-loaded money, or credit on mobile phones. They can be used at local markets, supermarkets and at designated shops and providers.

People can choose to spend a portion of their money on things like healthcare or education, or they may choose to diversify their diet and buy different types of food. It’s about returning a small piece of control and agency to those who have lost normality and choice in their lives. 

Using cash transfers also prevents food wastage and spoilage, reduces transportation and storage costs, and helps stimulate the local economy by supporting small business owners in areas that are affected by influxes of refugees and internally displaced people.
Every $1 you give means we can provide $23 worth of life-saving food aid