WFP and EU present "Building Stronger Communities" in Brussels

Public photography exhibition highlighting cooperation to fight hunger and save lives.

WFP and EU present 'Building Stronger Communities' in Brussels

08/02/2013 - The United Nations World Food programme and the European Union have helped save millions of lives across the globe. In 2012 alone, this partnership worked on the front-lines of hunger hotspots to support people in more than 30 countries suffering from the effects of drought, food insecurity and natural disasters.

This exhibition, placed at Gare du Midi, Brussels, will provide the public with a direct insight into the results WFP and the EU's partnership has achieved, all made possible through last year's allocation of €300 million to save lives.
The exhibition will tell the stories of 44 lives and communities from across the globe who were helped to overcome terrible disasters such as in Bangladesh where WFP's Ultra-Poor project, funded by the EU, improved the food and nutrition security of ultra-poor women and their households.

The stories also depict our work in the Horn of Africa which saw malnutrition rates rise to 37%, double the emergency threshold and in the Sahel, where nearly 10,8 million people are still suffering the effects of drought.

Through this EU support and WFP practical work, lives and communities have now been successfully rebuilt, more resilient to hunger and with more hope for their future. View these stories in the exhibition "Building Stronger Communities", open to the public, from 8 February to 22 February.

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