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Photo: WFP/Ahmed Haleem The Great Setback: How Coronavirus Sent Schoolchildren Home Hungry

The world had an expanding safety net, with school feeding a growing priority for governments. Then COVID-19 arrived and smashed it all.

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Photo: WFP/Arete/Joost Bastmeijer Women Are the Victims of – and Part of the Solution to – Hunger

One of the bitter realities of our work is that women and girls are more likely than men and boys to suffer from hunger. So everywhere we work, closing the hunger gender gap is one of our biggest priorities.

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Photo: WFP/Matteo Cosorich 6 Things You May Not Know About Women, Girls & Hunger

Did you know that more than 50% of the world's farm workers are women? Or that 62 million school-aged girls don't go to class? See how stats like these impact women's hunger.

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Photo: WFP/Simon Pierre Diouf These Are the Top 6 Reasons Women Are Hungrier Than Men Today

In nearly two thirds of the world’s countries, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and food insecurity. Here are the top six reasons why.

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Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji Teach a Woman to Grow Sweet Potatoes, Feed Her Children for a Lifetime

Dorica Samson's 2-year-old son refused to feed on anything other than breast milk, and he eventually fell sick. Things look a lot different for them these days.

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Photo: Unsplash/Natalie Walters This Is What We Mean When We Say Hunger, and Eight Other Little Known Facts

What does hunger mean? Is it the same for everyone? What's the difference between malnutrition and undernutrition? Here we unpack the most common misconceptions.

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Press Releases

UPS International President Scott Price Joins World Food Program USA Board of Directors

“Scott brings stellar executive leadership, strategic vision, and a growth mindset that will help us take our organization to the next level," says Barron Segar, President and CEO of WFP USA.

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Pandemic Derails Historic Advances in Children's Access to School Meals

We need to get school feeding programs running again - even better than before - to stop COVID destroying the futures of millions of the world’s most vulnerable children.

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Battered by Climate Shocks and Bruised by Economic Crisis Millions More in Central America Face Hunger

Communities in Central America have hit rock bottom: Many now have nowhere to live and are staying in temporary shelters, surviving on next to nothing.

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Photo: WFP/Arete/Ed Ram The Future of International Relief: Co-Creation With the Private Sector

As we move into the next decade, we need to re-imagine how we do our work. What technologies and approaches could we develop in the future to solve humanitarian crises?

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Photo: WFP/Arete/Ed Ram To Keep People Giving in the Pandemic, Trust in Nonprofits Is Essential

Nonprofits have the tools and experience to heal the world, and expectations are high. We must do everything we can to live up to them.

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Photo: WFP/Vincent Dewitt Food Is the First Line of Defense Against AIDS

Many people don’t realize the strong link between hunger and AIDS, but it is one of the major reasons why I became president and CEO of World Food Program USA.

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