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Op-Eds

Get the in-depth perspectives and opinions of thought leaders shaping the humanitarian field and international hunger relief.

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In fragile and conflict-hit countries, it’s not the virus itself that will do most harm. It’s the missed vaccinations, the missed education and the missed daily wages that means a family can’t eat.

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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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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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Photo: WFP/Carlos Diago Opinion: Investment in Food Security Is an Investment in Global Stability. Here's Why.

WFP USA CEO Rick Leach and sr. director of public policy Chase Sova explain why unchecked food insecurity and growing poverty can produce deteriorating security and stability.

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Photo: Jamie Francis Oregon Wheat and the Work Toward World Peace

U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Rep. Mike McLane highlight Oregon's agricultural contribution to ending global hunger.

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Photo: The Dole Institute Celebrating a True American Hero

WFP USA CEO Rick Leach honors Senator Bob Dole as he receives the Congressional Gold Medal.

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Photo: WFP Massive Cuts to Food Aid Would Do Long-Term Harm to U.S. National Security Interests

David Beasley, WFP executive director, explains how cutting global food assistance would harm our national security interests in the long term.

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Photo: @Lorene Didier The Strategic Grain Reserve for Your Living Room

Dan Glickman, former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, considers the paradox that millions are hungry at a time when so much food is going to waste.

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Photo: WFP/George Fominyen Avoiding the Sound of Silence: U.S. Leadership in the Face of Famine

Senator Bob Dole challenges the international community to take action against the famines threatening multiple countries.

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Tackling the Greatest Challenge of Our Time

WFP USA CEO Rick Leach urges us to remember the countless displaced families across the world struggling with hunger.

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Photo: WFP/Edward Johnson Syria's Hunger Pangs

WFP USA Board members Dan Glickman and Hunter Biden, along with CEO Rick Leach, explain why world leaders must prioritize humanitarian food assistance for Syrian refugees.

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Photo: WFP/Rocío Franco Climate Change and Agriculture: Challenges and Opportunities

WPF USA Board Member Dan Glickman urges farmers and policymakers to acknowledge climate change so we can be better equipped for its effects in the future.

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