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.

Hacking Hunger – Ep. 40: Hunger, War and an American Dream

Growing up in Somalia in the 90s, Abdi Nor Iftin suffered through famine and war. This is his story of what he went through and how he survived.

Hunger, War and an American Dream: One Man’s Story of Overcoming the Odds to Survive

Growing up in Somalia in the 90s, Abdi Nor Iftin suffered through famine and war. This is his story of what he went through and how he survived.

Climate Change & Hunger: Stories From 6 African Countries

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.

How Will Families in Somalia Survive the Driest Season in 35 Years?

Ongoing drought in Somalia means families are facing severe hunger, struggling to adapt and looking for any way to continue their everyday lives.

A Young IDP in Somalia

A young internally displaced boy poses for a photo inside his shelter in Hobyo, Somalia. People have been displaced by issues of insecurity, food insecurity and lack of access to resources.

Madina, Her Daughter & Grandchildren in Somalia

Madina, 84, sits with her daughter Fatuma, 52, and grandchildren in the shade in Hobyo, Somalia. Madina has poor eyesight made worse by the reflection from the sand. The family came here from Hadhere, 75 miles south of Hobyo.

Internally Displaced in Somalia

People in Somalia have been displaced by issues of insecurity, food insecurity and lack of access to resources. WFP works with partners and authorities in Somalia to provide food assistance to vulnerable households.

Fatuma & Her Children Find Shade in Somalia

Fatuma sits in the shade with her children in Beletweyne, Somalia. WFP is doing a pre-drought assessment to better understand the situation on the ground, and works with partners and authorities in Somalia to provide food assistance to vulnerable households.

53 year-old Luul is preparing school meals for children in Somalia

53 year-old Luul is preparing school meals for children in Somalia. Kabasa Primary School is one of the eight schools in Dolow that receive assistance under WFP’s School Feeding Programme. School meals are a vital safety net for vulnerable families, particularly in times of crisis. WFP provides nutritious cooked meals to school children to relieve hunger and encourage primary school attendance. In some regions, we concentrate particularly on providing girls with take-home rations to promote gender equality in school enrollment.

60 Percent of the World’s Hungry Live in Just 8 Countries. Why?

According to two new reports , the reason is clear: Man-made conflict is the #1 driver of hunger on the planet.

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WFP Receives Nobel Peace Prize

Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger and we’re working on the front lines.

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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