Coronavirus Threatens to Push Millions of Children Into Malnutrition: The Time to Act Is Now

There is no time to wait. The choices we make today will determine millions of children's futures for months, years and decades to come.

Alaa Fed Her Baby Sugar Water, and 6 More Stories of Raising Infants Without Food.

How can moms breastfeed if they can’t feed themselves? What role do fathers play in infant nutrition? How do refugee parents find food in a war zone? These are their stories.

Cheers to International Day of Friendship! Meet Seven Sets of Companions Making the Best out of Life

We all need the warmth of friendship to survive and thrive: Luckily we have plenty. Here are some of our favorites from across the globe.

This Is What Extreme Hunger Looks Like Through the Eyes of Seven Small Children, Told in Photos

What does malnutrition do to the body of a young child? The effects are devastating, with lifelong consequences for children and their communities. Here are seven of their stories.

FAQ: The 6 Things You Need to Know About Childhood Hunger This Summer

It's hard to imagine the scale of childhood hunger. Our FAQ breaks down the issue into who, what, where, when and why.

West and Central Africa: More Than 15 Million Expected Cases of Acute Malnutrition in 2020

A whirlwind of conflict, displacement and pandemic means that more than 15 million kids could going hungry in West and Central Africa. We must respond immediately.

Teach a Woman to Grow Sweet Potatoes, Feed Her Children for a Lifetime

Dorica Samson's 2-year-old son refused to feed on anything other than breast milk, and he eventually fell sick. Things look a lot different for them these days.

Children

Nearly half of all children under the age of five die from hunger-related causes. It's an emergency on a global scale, and we're doing whatever we can to stop it.

The Coolest Job You’ve Never Heard of: Keeping 4M Tons of Food From Going Bad

Extreme temperatures. Dropped from a plane. Springing leaks. These are the food safety considerations of the largest hunger-fighting organization in the world.

WFP and Government of Bangladesh Deliver High-Energy Biscuits to School Children Affected by COVID-19 School Closures

WFP has teamed up with the Bangladeshi Government to make sure kids missing school meals during COVID-19 shutdowns are getting the nutrition they need.

You Asked, We Answered: How Is WFP Helping Mothers and Babies During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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.

Childhood, Interrupted: Are We Meeting the Needs of Adolescent Mothers?

We need to remind the world of the exponential power of investing in adolescent girls. "If this was the stock market, you’d have investors flocking," says one doctor.

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Emergency in Lebanon

Explosion at Port of Beirut pushes families into hunger crisis: With no food and nowhere to turn they face dire consequences.

Rush lifesaving aid today.

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