Overcoming Poverty, Violence and a 6-Hour Walk to School

Safe classrooms. Clean drinking water. Basic technology. A square meal. We might take for granted that American teenagers can expect these things when they go to school. In other parts…

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The Worst Kind of Anniversary for South Sudan

It’s been almost two years to the day since famine was declared in South Sudan. This grim anniversary is a reminder of everything the country has been through already and…

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60 Percent of the World’s Hungry Live in Just 8 Countries. Why?

The number one cause of hunger around the world is clear. WFP assists 91.4 million people across 83 countries each year. Of these, 56 million of them are concentrated in…

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Hacking Hunger Episode #30: A Nation on the Brink of Famine

Guest Bio: Stephen Anderson Stephen Anderson, the World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director for Yemen, works in a country facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises with more than…

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The Baggari Breakthrough: Reaching the Unreachable in South Sudan

When violence cut off 28,000 people from lifesaving assistance back in June, the alarm bells went off. A wall of insecurity in the Baggari region of South Sudan had made…

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Report: Hunger On The Rise—Again

For a third straight year, the number of hungry people worldwide has risen.

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My Glimpse of Suffering in Syria

Read this account from WFP's Country Director in Syria, Jakob Kern

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Transforming a Child’s Fate in the First 1,000 Days

When recurrent droughts hit the Morazán, San Miguel and La Unión regions in El Salvador in 2015, tens of thousands of farmers watched their crops wither and die. Yet mothers…

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Crisis Zone Food Cuts

There isn't enough food — for refugees, for vulnerable families in conflict zones and for people struggling on the brink of famine.

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Empowering Refugee Women for Food Security and Nutrition

Giving Rohingya women control of food assistance cash entitlements helps them enhance their social role and feed their families better

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