Record Number of People Facing Critical Lack of Food in South Sudan

Three UN agencies warn that 61% of the population - the highest rate ever - is projected to face crisis levels of food insecurity or worse by the end of July.

These School Meals in Brazil Reduce Food Waste by Using Would-Be-Trash Vegetables

New recipes are changing the way Brazil's school kitchens operate. Rather than being thrown away, beetroot leaves, carrot tops and pumpkin peels give more nutrients and flavor to dishes.

Childhood, interrupted: Are we meeting the needs of adolescent mothers?

Adolescent mothers have unique nutrition and socio-cultural needs. To ensure that the development community is serving them appropriately, we need to reroute, says WFP Nutrition Deputy Director Fatiha Terki.

1/3 of the food we eat depends on bees

For centuries bees and other pollinators have benefited people, plants and the planet. Today should be a reminder of the importance of bees and their essential role in our prosperity and life on Earth.Beekeeping has a long tradition around the world, and it can help families without land generate income to support themselves. From Afghanistan to Ethiopia, WFP supports beekeeping projects giving people a steady source of income, livelihood and hope.

A mother feeds her children

The international community has committed to end hunger and achieve food security & improved nutrition by 2030. But 1 in 9 people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need.

You Asked, We Answered: How Does WFP Help Mothers and Babies?

The key to ending malnutrition is not a mystery, nor does it require a high-tech innovation. It starts with the first 1,000 days of a child's life. And it starts with the mother.

Around the World in 1,000 Days

Good nutrition from conception to a child’s second birthday ensures a healthy start in life. Mothers — and fathers — across the globe share their experiences.

Why I’m Passionate About the First 1,000 Days

Lucy Sullivan, founder of 1,000 Days, answers our questions about child malnutrition and why she's passionate about making a difference in the first 1,000 days.

Hacking Hunger – Episode 33: Breastfeeding in Emergencies

With one million people, Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is the world’s largest refugee camp, and 80 percent are women and children. Tracy Dube, a WFP nutritionist in the camp, talks about the challenges that pregnant mothers, new moms and young children face in this pop-up city.

To Achieve Zero Hunger, Food Is Not Enough

Providing food to hungry people is just one part of ending hunger. We also need long-term solutions like sustainable farming, increasing the efficiency of local markets and making sure people earn enough money to support themselves.

Women Are Hungrier: Nutrition and Babies – first 1,000 days

Hunger claims the lives of more than 3 million children each year. 45 percent of deaths among children under age 5 are caused by malnutrition. Nutrition during the first 1,000 days determines the course of a child's life, and in time, shapes the fate of our planet.

“I Thought You Needed a Lot of Money to Eat Well. I Was Wrong.”

90% of the Burundian population depends on agriculture for their survival. Their daily diet —for both children and adults — consists mainly of cassava leaves and Irish potatoes.