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.

Hunger Threatens Over Half of the Population in South Sudan

Hunger is projected to get progressively worse between now and July, due mainly to depleted food stocks and high food prices. “The food security situation is dire,” said Matthew Hollingworth, WFP’s Country Director.

These Are the Fastest-Deteriorating Emergencies to Look Out For in 2020

A new report hammers home the need for billions of dollars in investment to keep hunger from deepening its tentacles further into vulnerable locations across the world.

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit.

South Sudan Hunger Deepens Due to Drought, Floods and Uncertain Political Future

WFP is in a race against time to mobilize vital funds to feed millions of people in South Sudan as hunger advances on a population in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

Conflict

Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. It uproots families, destroys economies, ruins infrastructure and brings agricultural production to a halt.

WFP Executive Director Visits Sudan to Meet New Government and Sends off First Barges to South Sudan

First the first time in nearly eight years, three WFP-contracted barges sailed to South Sudan with enough food to feed 370,000 people for one month.

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