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Since 2009, support provided by The UPS Foundation has enhanced the World Food Programme's capacity to reach millions in need with life-saving relief. During this time UPS has generously donated cash, in-kind transportation, warehouse facilities, equipment, logistics personnel and technical expertise. UPS is a significant partner in long-term capacity building efforts, and at times of crisis, it has stepped up with immediate relief. We are grateful to UPS for its steadfast dedication and valuable partnership to help create solutions to address complex global challenges.

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6 Ways To Achieve A Hunger-Free World

A new report from the Aspen Institute outlines a vision for a future of zero hunger. The report was authored by the Food Security Working Group—a non-partisan, international coalition chaired by Madeleine…

Katherine Frank

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9 Things To Know About Syria and WFP

The Syrian refugee crisis is making headlines this month, but WFP has been on the ground in Syria and neighboring countries since the very beginning. Here's what you need to…

Aliya Karim

Behind the Lens with Eduardo Martinez: Why Oliver is UPS’ “Secret Sauce”

  When Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines in 2013, the team at UPS responded to the UN World Food Programme's call for support. And they knew exactly who to call…

Ash Kosiewicz

For World Refugee Day, a UPSer Recalls Her Visit to Dadaab, the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

From the air, Dadaab doesn't appear — it slowly comes into focus. The huge empty expanse of red dust looks like a terracotta platter dotted with pepper. As you draw…

Esther Ndichu

After the Cyclone: The Logistics of Relief

When Cyclone Pam hit the South Pacific Ocean island nation of Vanuatu in spring 2015, early reports were grim. After two days of violent, hurricane-force winds and torrential rain, 166,000…

Craig Arnold

How Our Company Is Helping WFP Achieve Zero Hunger

When it comes to the future of food, our children will face a vastly different world than the one we live in today. By 2050, the global world population is…

Jerome Peribere

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How The Private Sector Is Helping Provide Immediate Relief In Nepal

It’s been less than two weeks since a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been working non-stop to reach millions of survivors with lifesaving…

Laura Starr

How U.S. Businesses Are Feeding Hungry Families Across The Globe

When leading U.S. companies join the fight against global hunger, lives are saved. Just ask Faya Koundouno, an Ebola survivor in Guinea whose recovery testifies to the generosity of American…

Erin Cochran

In Zambia, Transforming Communities One Tractor At A Time

Just four years ago, Grimsdale Chiokoma Chonpure tilled his four fields of land by hand using an ox-drawn cart, a tool that has been used by farmers for centuries and…

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TED@UPS: Why Hunger Is A Logistics Problem

As part of an ongoing TED@UPS series, UPS staffer Esther Ndichu recently explained why global hunger is a logistics problem.  Even before she became the director of the humanitarian supply chain at UPS,…

M.J. Altman

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More than 100,000 Ecuadoreans Receive WFP Assistance

In the aftermath of a 7.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked Ecuador two weeks ago, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the government to scale up its operation to reach…

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On International Day Of Peace, A Message of Hope

Mohammed Al Talal lives in a makeshift shack in Beqaa Valley, Lebanon. It's been his home for the past four years since he and his family fled the violence in…

Richard Leach

Supply Chains in a Digital Age

Since 2009, the UPS Foundation has partnered with the U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) to deliver lifesaving food assistance. Below, UPS staffer Bala Ganesh talks about how the U.S.-based company is…

Bala Ganesh

UPS Launches Wishes Delivered Campaign Today

Today our longtime partner UPS launched its Wishes Delivered campaign, which invites the public to share their wishes during the holidays.  For each wish submitted via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #WishesDelivered,…

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UPS Wins Humanitarian Award For Ebola Relief Work With WFP

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation recently hosted its annual Corporate Citizenship Awards recognizing American businesses that are working to make the world a better place. This  year, the UPS…

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UPS: Delivering Hope When It’s Needed Most

Since 2009, The UPS Foundation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and World Food Program USA have worked together to enhance WFP’s global capacity to reach people in need.…

The Future of Farming

As cities continue to grow, so does the need for sustainable farming practices. As we consider the city of the future, we often think about the ways technology will make…

Peter Harris

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Typhoon Haiyan: 6-Month Update

Today, May 8th marks the six month anniversary of Typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines in November of 2013. The storm was the strongest to ever make landfall in recorded…

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WFP In Davos: Highlighting The Zero Hunger Challenge

Solving hunger is everyone’s business. That’s the key message that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is highlighting this week at the World Economic Forum this week. The annual…

WFP USA To Honor Michael Kors For His School Meals Support

This week World Food Program USA will honor acclaimed fashion designer Michael Kors with the organization's annual McGovern-Dole Leadership Award for his role in the fight against global hunger. A…

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Why Logistics Will Be The Key To Solving Hunger

Like UPS, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is known for its logistics expertise.  In addition to delivering lifesaving food assistance to some 80 million people in 82 countries…

Richard Leach