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Photo: WFP/Marwa Awad
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Half-Moons for Full Stomachs: My Trip to Niger

Chase Sova, senior director of public policy, explains why he's hopeful for the poorest economy in the world and how a simple, sustainable land- management strategy can yield outsized dividends for global peace and prosperity

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Bold and Broad Action Needed to Ensure Food Is Well Grown and Well Used

The scope and scale of the world’s food imbalance and its consequences on people and the planet require bold and broad action.

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Photo: WFP/ Jonathan Eng How to Win the World Food Prize: Lawrence Haddad’s Work in Global Nutrition

Lawrence Haddad won the prestigious World Food Prize in 2018 for his work in global nutrition. We asked him what it takes to win and how transforming business can elevate nutrition and change the world.

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Stories

Photo: WFP/Jonathan Dumont Children at War: Seven Stories From the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

Hunger is especially cruel to children. And it's a daily reality for millions of them – a scale that’s difficult for most of us to imagine.

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Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini Seeing Yemen Through the Eyes of an Award Winning Journalist: "They Might Starve"

When I came home after a recent mission to Yemen, I slammed my car door so hard that the window came out of alignment. The faces and stories of the people I'd met had stayed with me.

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Photo: Unsplash/Doug Maloney In Syria, How Do You Escape Bombs When You're in a Wheelchair?

"I defy anyone to keep a tear inside their eye when you see the people who are our friends, neighbors, families in this terrible situation," says Isam Ismail, WFP's program officer in Syria.

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Op-Eds

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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Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Hunger in Latin America

What can be done to get progress in Latin America back on track? Andy Jarvis, a data scientist at CIAT, and Chase Sova, sr. director of public policy at WFP USA weigh in.

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In the News

WFP Airlifts Kenyan Government Relief Food as Floods Cut off Major Roads in Parts of the Country

WFP deployed a Mi-8 helicopter to deliver life-saving assistance to families in parts of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Tana River counties. The floods have led to the loss of 38 lives, displaced 11,700 families and killed more than 10,000 animals.

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As Climate Shocks Intensify, UN Food Agencies Urge More Support for Southern Africa’s Hungry People

Persistent drought, back-to-back cyclones and flooding have wreaked havoc on harvests in a region overly dependent on rain-fed, small-scale agriculture.

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WFP Scaling Up to Reach More Vulnerable People in the Conflict-Affected Northeast of Syria

WFP has so far provided emergency food assistance to more than 300,000 people in Syria as a result of recent military operations in the northeast of the country.

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