What does it take to operate the world's largest hunger relief effort? 75,000 shipping containers, 17,000 employees, 5,600 trucks, 92 aircraft and 20 ships. This is how we #endhunger.
The Mt. Lebanon famine killed 200,000 people between 1915 and 1918. The situation in Syria today looks eerily similar.
Hunger is 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.
For millions of girls around the world, going to school is anything but guaranteed. These two projects are making education a reality for hundreds of them.
Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. It uproots families, destroys economies, ruins infrastructure and brings agricultural production to a halt.
Vegetables that were previously thrown away purely for their looks are being transformed into nutritious school meals in Kenya.
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.
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.
Recently returned from India, WFP Development Director Torrey Shallcross recalls her meaningful experience visiting a school that receives WFP meals.
Claudine Galloway, General Mills corporate communications manager, explains how General Mills is partnering with WFP to enhance the nutrition of school meals in India.
53 year-old Luul is preparing school meals for children in Somalia. Kabasa Primary School is one of the eight schools in Dolow that receive assistance under WFP’s School Feeding Programme. School meals are a vital safety net for vulnerable families, particularly in times of crisis. WFP provides nutritious cooked meals to school children to relieve hunger and encourage primary school attendance. In some regions, we concentrate particularly on providing girls with take-home rations to promote gender equality in school enrollment.
Hungry children do not build prosperous economies or peaceful societies. School meals represent one of the most affordable and effective investments we can ever make in humanity.