These are the 10 worst hunger crises in the world today based on where the U.N. World Food Programme works and has collected recent data. The crises are ranked by the total number of people facing severe hunger in each country.
Pope Francis begins his visit to two of the world’s worst hunger crises: the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan. His visit comes at a time when WFP faces shrinking funds to reach millions facing severe hunger in these countries.
The WFP humanitarian guesthouse in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is a feat of green engineering that may serve as a blueprint for similar initiatives elsewhere.
Kisimba’s story is hauntingly familiar across the DRC, where violence has uprooted millions from their homes. But today, some, like Kisimba, are building back their lives, partly thanks to cash provided by the U.N. World Food Programme.
Hunger is terrible, but 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.
New findings indicate the food crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo shows little sign of abating and could worsen in the coming months without scaled-up assistance.
Conflict is a vicious force, and one that's pushed innocent civilians to the most extreme levels of hunger imaginable. Nearly all of them live in the same places.
In honor of International Day of Peace, we're spotlighting a peacebuilding project working to ease tensions and resolve conflict in the world's largest hunger crisis.
In honor of Grandparents’ Day, here are six stories of grandparents bringing joy, comfort and strength to their families.
For International Literacy Day, meet Furaha: a farmer in the DRC who created a new life for her family thanks to literacy training through the WFP and FAO.
WFP has started providing emergency food rations to people displaced from their homes in Goma by the sudden eruption of Nyiragongo volcano.
Teachers offer guidance, friendship, socialization - and in the most difficult places, even structure, comfort and food. Teachers go above and beyond - especially in countries where WFP works.