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Photo: WFP/Kusum Hachhethu Inside the High-Tech Tool That Tracks Hunger Crises and Helps us Save Lives

mVAM technology enables the U.N. World Food Programme to monitor and respond to changes in food security worldwide.

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Photo: WFP/Mohammed Awadh An Unprecedented Response for an Unprecedented Time of Need

As COVID-19 spreads to the developing world, it is leaving hunger and poverty in it's wake. WFP is fighting back with a historic humanitarian response.

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Photo: WFP/Hussam Al Saleh Pope Francis Urges Help for “Small Children Who Are Hungry” in Syria and Lebanon

“There are small children who are hungry, who do not have anything to eat,” said the Pope, praying that leaders in the region would “be capable of making peace.”

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Photo: WFP In Honor of Take Your Dog to Work Day, Meet Foxtrot!

If you haven't met Foxtrot the humanitarian pup yet, you're in for a treat. On Take Your Dog to Work Day, we're sharing pics of our pups who've turned everyday into a holiday.

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Photo: WFP/Simon Pierre Diouf He Developed His Dream on a Fishing Boat. Now, It’s an Anti-Poverty Movement.

Clint Borgen developed his dream for The Borgen Project alone on a fishing boat. On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we discussed how it began an anti-poverty movement.

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Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini History's Hunger Heroes: Ertharin Cousin

The former WFP executive director has left a legacy of feeding people and improving lives at home and abroad.

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Op-Eds

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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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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

World Food Programme to Assist Largest Number of Hungry People Ever, as Coronavirus Devastates Poor Nations

“The frontline in the battle against the coronavirus is shifting from the rich world to the poor world,” said David Beasley, WFP’s Executive Director.

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More Syrians Than Ever Before in the Grip of Hunger and Poverty

An estimated 9.3M Syrians are now food insecure – an increase of 1.4M people in the last six months alone – and food prices are 200% higher than last year.

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Health and Humanitarian Air Lifeline Under Threat as Funds Run Out

WFP is moving huge volumes of supplies around the world to fight the pandemic. But without substantial funding, this work could come to a halt before the end of July.

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