Digital innovation powering WFP efforts to end refugee hunger

13 April 2018

Digital cash vouchers powered by the revolutionary technology behind the Bitcoin cryptocurrency are helping the UN ensure that food aid is getting to where it’s needed most.

For our latest Lid Is On podcast, Dianne Penn talks to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) innovation chief, Robert Opp, about the new, cost-effective and secure technology that’s making a difference to the lives of thousands of refugees.

Music credit: Within the Earth, by Ketsa

Robert Opp’s team at WFP is also behind the innovative ShareTheMeal app which helps provide food for children in need, for as little as $0.50 per day. Details here.

Audio Credit:
Dianne Penn, UN News
Audio Duration:
15'48"