Extreme weather events are rapidly increasing hunger and malnourishment. From hurricanes and flooding to droughts and desertification, these six stories portray the very real, very human impacts of a warming world.
On March 14, 2019, Cyclone Idai slammed into central Mozambique. We spoke with Deborah Nguyen, an aid worker who was one of the first responders to this "apocalyptic" scene.
World Food Programme (WFP) drone team assesses the villages most affected by Cyclone Kenneth
Angelina Chinhoca, age 74, (3rd from left) at home with some of her grandchildren, some orphans of both parents. She says that since Cyclone Idai, they sometimes spend a whole day without eating. WFP speeding up food distributions, being part of a multi sectoral support package which will be dropped at each location side (including Búzi, Guaraguara). Food and health are the priority.
The two devastating cyclones that have hit Mozambique in six weeks seem to confirm something climate scientists have been saying for a while: weather is becoming more unpredictable, and extreme events more frequent.
Mozambique has suffered two record-breaking cyclones in one month. WFP's amphibious vehicles help deliver food to stranded communities. See how.
In times of disaster, WFP responds immediately to meet the need. Here's how we're responding to Cyclone Kenneth, and how you can help.
As Mozambique reels from the consequences of Cyclone Idai, Cyclone Kenneth hits the north of the country.
The successful scale-up has been made possible by the generosity of donors. However, WFP still requires $130 million to be able to fully implement its response through June.
“We need $175 million just for the next three months to keep people alive,” says Beasley.