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WFP has been on the front lines fighting hunger and famine since 1962, providing 15 billion meals to nearly 90 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in more than 80 countries each year.

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Stories of Hunger & Hope

Photo: WFP/Mariana Rocha These School Meals in Brazil Reduce Food Waste by Using Would-Be-Trash Vegetables

New recipes are changing the way Brazil's school kitchens operate. Rather than being thrown away, beetroot leaves, carrot tops and pumpkin peels give more nutrients and flavor to dishes.

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Photo: WFP/Alexis Masciarelli It's in the Bag! This Simple Storage System Is Slashing Food Loss.

Farmers in Sudan lose up to 40% of their crops every year. Hermetic bags cost just $2 and reduce loss to less than 2%.

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Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini Ramadan in “the graveyard for the living”

Seven women share their experiences of extreme hardship during Ramadan in war-torn Yemen

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Record Number of People Facing Critical Lack of Food in South Sudan
Photo: WFP/George Fominyen
Record Number of People Facing Critical Lack of Food in South Sudan

Three UN agencies warn that 61% of the population - the highest rate ever - is projected to face crisis levels of food insecurity or worse by the end of July.

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This Month's Podcast

Hacking Hunger Episode 33: Breastfeeding in Emergencies
Photo: WFP/Saikat Mojumder
Hacking Hunger Episode 33: Breastfeeding in Emergencies

With one million people, Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is the world’s largest refugee camp, and 80 percent are women and children. Tracy Dube, a WFP nutritionist in the camp, talks about the challenges that pregnant mothers, new moms and young children face in this pop-up city.

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