WFP Appeals for $600 Million as Hungry Syrians Hang by a Thread After 10 Years of Conflict

The Syrian people need their support more than ever before. WFP is appealing for the funds it needs to provide urgent food assistance to millions of Syrians who are facing the worst humanitarian conditions since the start of the conflict.

Acute Hunger Set to Soar in Over 20 Countries, Warn FAO and WFP: Call for Urgent Action to Avert Famine

We are seeing a catastrophe unfold before our very eyes. Famine – driven by conflict, and fueled by climate shocks and the COVID-19 hunger pandemic – is knocking on the door for millions of families.

Yemen is Heading Toward the Biggest Famine in Modern History, WFP Chief Warns UN Security Council

Roughly, one child in Yemen will die every 75 seconds, said World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley during his address to the United Nations Security Council today. Beasley called for an end to the conflict and fuel blockade that are propelling Yemen towards the biggest famine in modern history.

Ten Years on, War-Ravaged Syrians Grapple With Their Worst Hunger Crisis Yet

After a decade of upheaval, conflict and displacement, Syrians are facing the worst humanitarian conditions since the start of the crisis. We cannot forget them.

WFP Chief Appeals for Peace as Yemen Teeters on Edge of Famine

Over half of the people in Yemen are facing acute food shortages with millions knocking on the door of famine. We have the vaccine to save their lives - it's food, and all we need is the funding.

Vital Air Links in Crisis Countries at Risk as Humanitarian Air Service Faces Severe Funding Gap

The critical lifeline transports humanitarian workers and lifesaving cargo to some of the most challenging and hard-to-reach locations

Twelve Million Syrians Now in the Grip of Hunger, Worn Down by Conflict and Soaring Food Prices

An economic crisis, job losses as a result of COVID19 and soaring food prices have added to the plight of Syrians who have been displaced and worn down by a decade of conflict.

Acute Malnutrition Threatens Half of Children Under Five in Yemen in 2021: UN

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to exert a terrible toll on children, warns UN agencies FAO, UNICEF, WFP and WHO.

Mustering Hope to Reduce Global Hunger in 2021

WFP never abandons hope. We're applying it in spades to roll back one of the most severe hunger catastrophes in our six decades of existence.

WFP Chief Warns UN Security Council of Imminent Famine in Yemen

"We anticipate 80% of the population to immediately start moving into the most extreme forms of hunger. We’re going to have a catastrophe on our hands," said Executive Director David Beasley.

How Blockchain Technology Is Helping Refugees Grocery Shop in Conflict Zones

Bassam and his children fled conflict in Syria, landing at a refugee camp in Jordan. He tries hard to shop for ingredients from home to share with his kids. That loving errand has been made much easier with blockchain technology.

Handmade Toys by the World’s Most Resilient Children

It's remarkable what young ones can do with so little - especially when they're living on the front lines of war and hunger.

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