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WFP feeds more than 100 million people in more than 80 countries worldwide.

Economic Empowerment of Rural Women Positively Impacts Social Norms

Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are pre-conditions for the eradication of poverty and hunger and are essential to achieve all Sustainable Development Goals.

More Than Food: WFP Building Health Centers, Flying In Aid Workers and Life-Saving Supplies To Support The Ebola Response

DAKAR/GENEVA – As of today, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided food assistance to more than 430,000 people affected by the Ebola crisis in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. In support of a unified response under the UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), WFP is ramping up services to the whole […]

WFP Receives $81 Million In Food For School Meals In Four Developing Countries

WASHINGTON – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been awarded US$81 million in food commodities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to support meals in the classroom for children in the developing world. WFP will use the food to help children at schools in Cambodia, Kenya, Liberia and Malawi. The food will […]

World Health Organization And World Food Programme Join Forces To Reach Zero Ebola Cases

GENEVA – The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are combining their forces in a new partnership in the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.  The arrangement combines the logistics strength of WFP with WHO’s public health expertise to help get the current Ebola outbreak down to […]

Securing Sustainable Food Systems Hinges on Gender Equality

Women, especially in rural areas, are instrumental in the fight against hunger and malnutrition and in making food systems more productive and sustainable.

An Open Letter of Thanks to Small Farmers Worldwide

This World Food Day, WFP USA editorial director MJ Altman is toasting the farmers who her food while remembering the 800 million hungry people worldwide.

Famine Relief Blocked by Bullets, Red Tape and Lack of Funding, Warn FAO and WFP

In a new report, WFP and FAO warn that efforts to fight the global surge in hunger are being halted by conflict and blockades that cut off lifesaving aid.

Empowering Rural Women: Joint United Nations Program’s New Phase to Target Countries in Africa, Asia and the Pacific

Four United Nations agencies today announced the forthcoming launch of a new phase of a joint program that aims to secure rural women’s livelihoods, rights and resilience to advance sustainable development.

Hunger in West Africa Reaches Record High in a Decade as the Region Faces Crisis Exacerbated by Russia-Ukraine Conflict

The war in Ukraine is violently disrupting the global trade of food, fertilizers and oil products, with the already high prices of agricultural products reaching record highs not seen in West Africa since 2011.

Illumination of U.S. Landmarks Highlights the Urgent Need to Reach Zero Ebola Cases

Paul G. Allen, Celebrities, UN Agencies, Political Leaders and NGOs Partner to Show Solidarity with West Africa SEATTLE –Today, eight national landmarks across the United States will be lit with the colors of West Africa to revitalize public and private commitment and action towards an achievable goal: Zero cases of Ebola. The urgency to reach zero […]



Violent conflict is driving Haitians from their homes and into hunger. Children are especially at risk. They need food now – before it’s too late.


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