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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How WFP Is Working With Rohingya Refugees

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya have fled their homes in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh. Over the last few months, the World Food Programme (WFP) has provided nutritious food to 700,000…

Aliya Karim

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Food Finally Arrives at Ports in Hunger-Stricken Yemen

Last week, we got a rare glimpse at one of the world’s worst hunger crises — Yemen — where a humanitarian blockade had restricted access for lifesaving supplies of food…

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“60 Minutes” Features Yemen On the Brink of Famine

Watch CBS Correspondent Scott Pelley report on the crisis in Yemen, where more than 17 million people don't know where their next meal is coming from. WFP is doing everything…

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“60 Minutes” Preview: Humanitarian Blockade in Yemen Threatens Millions of Lives

This Sunday, CBS correspondent Scott Pelley will shine a much-needed light on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, where ongoing conflict has pushed two-thirds of the population into food insecurity. Watch…

Aliya Karim

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5 Voices From the South Sudan Crisis

Almost four years after civil war broke out, we reflect on the stories dispatched from the world's youngest nation — South Sudan.

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Jakob Kern kneels to speak with a group of kids wearing coats and holding buckets
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Diary from Aleppo: Amidst the Devastation, the Beginnings of Recovery

Jakob Kern, World Food Programme (WFP) Country Director in Syria, visited Aleppo where the organization has stepped up support to tens of thousands of displaced Syrians returning to their destroyed…

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