Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Positively Impacts Social Norms

Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are pre-conditions for the eradication of poverty and hunger and are essential to achieve all Sustainable Development Goals.

COVID-19: ‘Children on the Frontline’

Two World Food Programme nutrition experts talk about how to protect the most vulnerable people - children - during the Coronavirus pandemic

Securing Sustainable Food Systems Hinges on Gender Equality

Women, especially in rural areas, are instrumental in the fight against hunger and malnutrition and in making food systems more productive and sustainable.

Ebola Strikes DRC

An Ebola outbreak is threatening a country already on the brink of famine as the World Food Programme (WFP) steps up its emergency response to save lives before it’s too late.

Hunger in conflict zones continues to intensify

FAO and WFP update UN Security Council on food insecurity hot spots, need for continued humanitarian support. ROME – Food insecurity in conflict-stricken countries continues to deteriorate, meaning humanitarian efforts to provide affected communities with food relief and livelihood support remain extremely critical , FAO and WFP have told the UN Security Council. Their latest […]

Calling All Heroes: Why the World’s Orphans Need Your Help

One in nine people around the world goes to bed hungry every night. And unfortunately, hunger tends to impact the most vulnerable people on the planet—poor communities, small-scale farmers, women and children.

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Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger

ROME – Protracted conflicts affecting 17 countries have driven millions of people into severe food insecurity and are hindering global efforts to eradicate malnutrition, two UN agencies have warned in a report submitted to the UN Security Council. A new series of 17 country briefs prepared by the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) […]

Around The World In 80,000 Schools

Around The World In 80,000 Schools

Illumination of U.S. Landmarks Highlights the Urgent Need to Reach Zero Ebola Cases

Paul G. Allen, Celebrities, UN Agencies, Political Leaders and NGOs Partner to Show Solidarity with West Africa SEATTLE –Today, eight national landmarks across the United States will be lit with the colors of West Africa to revitalize public and private commitment and action towards an achievable goal: Zero cases of Ebola. The urgency to reach zero […]

World Health Organization And World Food Programme Join Forces To Reach Zero Ebola Cases

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to […]

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