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While Many Women Celebrate Progress This Year, 500 Million Are Still Left Behind

It's International Equal Pay Day, and despite earning less, studies show that when women earn an income, they reinvest 90% of it back into their families and communities.

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Photo: UN Mozambique/Karel Prinsloo Schools, Health and Nutrition — Why Coronavirus Demands a Rethink of Education

Carmen Burbano, Director of School Feeding at the World Food Programme, says we must rethink the entire education system or risk a "generational catastrophe."

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Photo: unsplash/Kawin Harasai The Price Tag of a Poor Diet Is a Lot Higher Than You Think

Can you put a price on the cost of poor diets? The UN World Food Programme has, and it’s a hefty bill.

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Photo: WFP/Isheeta Sumra In the Words of This Little Girl, A Warm Meal and 'Magic Sprinkles' Make Learning Possible

7-year-old Rani is breaking all kinds of rules for girls in India. She plays sports, she's the top of her class, and she cut her hair short. Meals and 'magic sprinkles' make it possible.

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Photo: WFP/Saikat Mojumder Breastfeeding in Emergencies: The Struggles of New Mothers in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

In episode 33 of the Hacking Hunger podcast, we highlight the challenges faced by pregnant mothers, new moms and young children in this pop-up city.

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Photo: WFP/Zainul Mzige How Happy and Her Baby Got Healthy: a Little Food, a Garden and a $22 Loan

The closest job Happy's husband could find was 600 miles away, leaving her to care for their two children while pregnant with their third. A local clinic and a micro loan changed their lives.

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Press Releases

UNHCR, WFP Expand Partnership in Libya to Reach More Refugees and Asylum Seekers as Food Needs Rise

With food prices skyrocketing in Libya during the pandemic, we're scaling up to get locally produced, ready-to-eat food to the people who need it most.

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WFP Chief Warns of Grave Dangers of Economic Impact of Coronavirus as Millions Are Pushed Further Into Hunger

The alarm bells are ringing loud and clear, and the world needs to open its eyes to the plight of desperate people before famine takes hold. And that famine is knocking on the door right before our eyes.

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WFP Expands Assistance to Families Struggling in Flood-Devastated Regions of Sudan

The flooding is the worst Sudan has seen in nearly a century. We're scaling up to help thousands of devastated families across the country.

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Photo: UN Mozambique/Karel Prinsloo Schools, Health and Nutrition — Why Coronavirus Demands a Rethink of Education

Carmen Burbano, Director of School Feeding at the World Food Programme, says we must rethink the entire education system or risk a "generational catastrophe."

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Photo: WFP/George Fominyen School Meals Funding Is an Invaluable Investment in Humanity

Hungry children do not build prosperous economies or peaceful societies. School meals represent one of the most affordable and effective investments we can ever make in humanity.

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Photo: AP/Anupam Nath The Private Sector Can Play a Role in Easing World Hunger

Mark Kennedy, chairman of the Economic Club of Minnesota, and Rick Leach, WFP USA CEO, explain how the private sector and charities can work together.

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