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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The critical lifeline transports humanitarian workers and lifesaving cargo to some of the most challenging and hard-to-reach locations
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.
The humanitarian crisis in Yemen continues to exert a terrible toll on children, warns UN agencies FAO, UNICEF, WFP and WHO.
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.
"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.
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.
It's remarkable what young ones can do with so little - especially when they're living on the front lines of war and hunger.