With Conflict and Covid-19 Deepening Hunger in the Democratic Republic of Congo, More Help Is Needed to Save Millions of Lives

We need another $172 million over the next six months to keep millions of kids and families from starving in the face of violent conflict and displacement.

Locusts in East Africa: A Race Against Time

The locust upsurge affecting East Africa is a graphic and shocking reminder of this region's vulnerability. Yet as ancient as this scourge is, its scale today is unprecedented in modern times.

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit.

Hacking Hunger – Episode 37: The Ebola Epidemic is Back. This is How Food Can Help End it.

When Ebola spread through Western Africa in 2014, it killed more than 11,000 people. Now it’s back – and the Democratic Republic of Congo is at its epicenter in a critical phase. We spoke to Jacques David, WFP communications officer, about how WFP is helping fight ebola with food.

The Ebola Epidemic Is Back. This Is How Food Can Help End It.

When Ebola spread through Western Africa in 2014, it killed more than 11,000 people. Now it’s back – and the DRC is at its epicenter. For our Hacking Hunger podcast, we spoke to Jacques David, WFP communications officer, about how WFP is helping fight ebola with food.

Children at War: Seven Stories From the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

Hunger is especially cruel to children. And it's a daily reality for millions of them – a scale that’s difficult for most of us to imagine.

War Is Devastating. But It’s Great for One Thing: Hunger

Conflict – in all of its destructive forms – is the #1 reason millions of people are suffering from hunger. The scale is difficult to comprehend.

How Conflict Drives Hunger

Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. It uproots families, destroys economies, ruins infrastructure and brings agricultural production to a halt.

Joint Statement from Heads of WHO, OCHA, UNICEF and WFP on Ebola Anniversary

The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a public health emergency of international concern. In the last year, there have been more than 2,600 confirmed cases and more than 1,800 deaths.

WFP Scales Up Assistance in Eastern DRC as Conflict Flares

DRC is the world’s second largest hunger crisis after Yemen, with 13 million people food insecure – 5 million of which are children who are acutely malnourished.

A Flood of Insights

Flooding affects millions of people in Congo. We look back at using advanced analytics for flood response there.

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

According to two new reports , the reason is clear: Man-made conflict is the #1 driver of hunger on the planet.

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