Empowering Women and Girls is Crucial to Ensure Sustainable Food Security in the Aftermath of COVID-19, say UN Food Agency Heads on International Women’s Day

Women and girls make up half of our global community - It’s time they were included in leadership positions at every level and integrated in all spheres and stages of pandemic response and recovery.

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.

World Food Program USA Announces Spring 2020 Grantees for the Catherine Bertini Trust Fund

Women and girls make up a majority of the world’s hungry people, largely as a result of unequal access to education. These two initiatives are changing that tradition.

These Girls Started out Orphans or in Urban Slums. Now They’re Becoming Community Leaders.

See how two projects in Tanzania and Uganda are changing the lives of hundreds of young girls who wouldn't have been able to go to school without them.

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.

World Humanitarian Day 2018: Celebrate Heroes

Every year on August 19th, the world pays tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service. Meet five humanitarians with the World Food Programme (WFP) who are fighting to make the world a better place. 💪

Lifting Lives in Uganda With The Promise of a School Meal

How one foundation in Kentucky is nourishing the dreams of children in Uganda.

Lifting Lives in Uganda With The Promise of a School Meal

Learn how the Lift a Life Foundation nourished the dreams of 100,000 children in 300 schools across Uganda by supporting school meals from the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP).

Hacking Hunger – Episode 22: One Olympian’s Wake-Up Call in Uganda

A recent trip to Uganda with WFP USA changed olympian Natalie Coughlin's perspective on nutrition and food.

Hacking Hunger – Episode 19: 24 Hours on the Border of War

We talk to WFP USA’s Erin Cochran about her recent trip to Uganda and how aid workers responded when an entire village in South Sudan fled for the border one night following a brutal attack by government forces.

24 Hours on the Border of War

As conflict rages in neighboring South Sudan, Uganda’s leaders are putting food and land at the center of their efforts to welcome refugees seeking safety. Hear a firsthand account of how the World Food Programme (WFP) is working on the front lines of hunger to help those impacted by war and famine.


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