World Food Programme Resumes Direct Deliveries of Emergency Food to South Sudan From Kenya

A newly re-opened route from Kenya is helping WFP get essential food aid to struggling areas of South Sudan for the first time since 2018.

Hunger Could Double in East Africa and the Horn in Months as Coronavirus Spreads

The socio-economic impact of coronavirus in East Africa and the Horn could kill more people than the pandemic itself.

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.

WFP Airlifts Kenyan Government Relief Food as Floods Cut off Major Roads in Parts of the Country

WFP deployed a Mi-8 helicopter to deliver life-saving assistance to families in parts of Mandera, Wajir, Garissa and Tana River counties. The floods have led to the loss of 38 lives, displaced 11,700 families and killed more than 10,000 animals.

From Kenya to Cambodia, These Young Girls Are Overcoming the Odds

For millions of girls around the world, going to school is anything but guaranteed. These two projects are making education a reality for hundreds of them.

Extreme Water Harvesting: A Glimpse Into the Future of Dryland Farming

In Kenya, 65-year-old Matei Nziru has an obsession-like devotion to water, storing some gallons that are more than four years old. His tactics hold lessons for other farmers in dry climates.

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

“We simply believe that girls have the right to an education and deserve to have their voices heard.” - Zack Fowler, Executive Director of WISER International

Ugly Veggies Destined for the Dump Now Feed Thousands of Students

Vegetables that were previously thrown away purely for their looks are being transformed into nutritious school meals in Kenya.

One Woman’s Fight for Gender Equality

Kawinzi Muiu, who grew up studying African writers like Chinua Achebe alongside stanzas from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, learned the importance of education and equal opportunities from her mother.

Hacking Hunger – Episode 12: Mr. Mumo Goes to Washington

The WFP school meals Peter Mumo received as a child in Kenya changed his life.

Mr. Mumo Goes to Washington

For Peter Mumo, escaping a childhood of hunger and poverty in Kenya began with an empty bowl, a nervous excitement, and the delivery of his very first school meal. These simple meals and the encouragement of his parents would change the trajectory of his life.

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WFP Receives Nobel Peace Prize

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Yemen’s people have been hit hardest, and they urgently need YOUR help to keep from starving.

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The UN World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize laureate

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