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Photo: WFP/Marwa Awad
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Photo: WFP/Mohammed Awadh On the Frontlines: A Yemeni Aid Worker on What It's Like to Live Through the World's Worst Humanitarian Crisis

In this episode of Hacking Hunger, we asked WFP staffer and Yemeni citizen Mohammed Ghanim what it's like living through the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

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Photo: Courtesy of Senator Todd Young A Former Marine Saw Firsthand the Need for American Humanitarian Aid. Now, He’s a U.S. Senator Fighting for Food, and Freedom, for All.

U.S. Senator Todd Young tells us why he is fighting to end hunger and conflict in Yemen and across the globe.

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Photo: WFP/Hussam Al Saleh "God help us, for we knew the worst too young"

The Mt. Lebanon famine killed 200,000 people between 1915 and 1918. The situation in Syria today looks eerily similar.

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Stories

Photo: Gabriella Vivacqua “I am hopeful for peace.” One Mother’s Story of Surviving Conflict and Loss in South Sudan

“On May 8, 2018, I gave birth to my last-born child, and the next day, on May 9, my husband was killed," says Deborah. Her and her children have seen more than their share of hardship, including hunger.

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Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua A Meal Around the World: What a Plate of WFP Food Looks Like in 9 of the World's Hungriest Countries

Have you ever wondered what dinner or breakfast is like for people who don’t get enough to eat? Despite the challenges around them, they’re carrying on culinary traditions, preserving family recipes and building community with what little they have.

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Photo: WFP/Daniel Johnson Six Hunger-Fighting Achievements From Last Year That Make Us Hopeful for the Year to Come

What does it take to operate the world's largest hunger relief effort? 75,000 shipping containers, 17,000 employees, 5,600 trucks, 92 aircraft and 20 ships. This is how we #endhunger.

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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

Southern Africa in Throes of Climate Emergency With 45 Million People Facing Hunger Across the Region

“This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,” said Lola Castro, WFP’s Regional Director for Southern Africa.

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WFP Launches Food Voucher Program for Vulnerable Families Still Affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Each voucher will provide a family with a two-month supply of food - including meat, fish and fresh produce – and the ability to purchase other essential household items.

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United States Contributes $3.39 Million to WFP for the Drought Response in Zambia

Through this funding, WFP will deliver 2,380 metric tons of beans to complement the Government’s corn supply for three months, giving 255,000 drought-affected people across the country the food and nutritional assistance they need.

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