Meet SHERP: The All-Terrain Vehicle Helping Us Save Lives in the Hardest-to-Reach Places

Meet the river fording, jungle trekking, all-terrain vehicle that's helping us get food to people in the most remote places. 

Op-Ed: We’ve Averted Famine in the Past — We Must Do It Again

In fragile and conflict-hit countries, it’s not the virus itself that will do most harm. It’s the missed vaccinations, the missed education and the missed daily wages that means a family can’t eat.

The Role of Hunger in Politics and War

Two years ago, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2417, banning hunger as a weapon of war. Here we reflect on its significance and what difference it's made.

UN Food Agencies Warn of Rising Levels of Acute Hunger With Potential Risk of Famine in Four Hotspots

Burkina Faso, northeastern Nigeria, South Sudan and Yemen are facing famine from a toxic combination of conflict, economic decline, climate extremes and coronavirus.

Children at War: Six Stories From the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

Hunger is terrible, but especially cruel to children. And it's a daily reality for millions of them – a scale that’s difficult for most of us to imagine.

War Devastates Kids, Communities and Countries. But It’s Great for One Thing: Hunger

Conflict – in all of its destructive forms – is the #1 reason millions of people are suffering from hunger. The scale is difficult to comprehend.

New WFP Report Shows Access to Food Grossly Unequal as Coronavirus Adds to Challenges

A new report exposes the destructive impact of conflict, climate change and economic crises, now compounded by COVID-19, in driving up hunger.

South Sudan Violence Threatens Over 60,000 People in Bor Ad Pibor With Hunger

Fighting is keeping farmers from their fields and livestock keepers from their traditional grazing patterns: the violence is causing long term food insecurity across the region.

Hacking Hunger: Episode 48 – Recognizing The Role of Hunger in Politics and War

Two years ago, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2417. On this episode of Hacking Hunger, South Sudan Country Director Matthew Hollingworth reflects on its significance, now, and for the future.

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.

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