Eliminating Hunger In Our Lifetimes Photo Exhibition
An extensive photo exhibition called “Eliminating Hunger in our Lifetimes” opened in Rome on February 18, 2014. The exhibit, made possible thanks to the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, showcases some of the millions of people who receive food assistance each year from WFP. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of WFP's main donor countries. In 2008, as WFP scaled up to deal with the high food price crisis, it donated 500 million USD, the single largest contribution ever made to WFP.
Bangladesh, 2009. Through local initiatives, WFP supports the improvement of women's access to food. The women receive food rations in exchange for work or training that benefit communities. Activities include building schools or sanitary facilities.
Niger, 2012. A child under the age of two is measured for malnutrition following the launch of an emergency operation to assist 3.9 million people. WFP focuses on the critical first 1,000 days of life, when good nutrition lays the foundation for a healthy future.
Ecuador, 2012. WFP provided crucial help to people displaced by floods. Janny, 15 months, holds part of her family’s one-month food ration including vegetable oil, lentils and wheat.
Jordan, Zaatari Refugee Camp, 2013. A little girl was happy to receive dates distributed by WFP as part of a 100-ton donation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ahead of the holy feast of Eid Al-Adha.
State of Palestine, 2010. Fifth grade Palestinian students are delighted by school snacks distributed by WFP at government schools in Gaza. Girls benefit in particular from staying in school: they tend to marry later, have fewer children and eventually earn more.
The photo exhibition “Eliminating Hunger in our Lifetimes” was inaugurated on February 18, 2014. It portrays some of the millions of people who receive food assistance each year from WFP and was made possible with the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of WFP's main donor countries.