Urgent International Support Needed to Prevent Millions of Desperate Zimbabweans Plunging Deeper Into Hunger

“The COVID pandemic risks even wider and deeper desperation,” said Eddie Rowe, WFP’s Country Director. “We must all do our utmost to prevent this tragedy turning into a catastrophe.”

Number of Hungry People Spikes in Central Sahel as COVID-19 Looms

“Our message to the world is clear: Look away now and the consequences will be no less than catastrophic,” says Chris Nikoi, WFP’s Regional Director for West Africa.

The Aftermath of Drought: They Used to Eat Three Meals a Day, Now They Only Eat One

Have you ever experienced drought? It's hard to imagine the scenes that have become a part of daily life for the 7.7 million Zimbabweans who are struggling to find enough food.

Hunger Threatens Over Half of the Population in South Sudan

Hunger is projected to get progressively worse between now and July, due mainly to depleted food stocks and high food prices. “The food security situation is dire,” said Matthew Hollingworth, WFP’s Country Director.

Hunger and Domestic Violence: How Today’s Food Aid Builds Dams, Fills Bellies & Empowers Women

Patience Mauhura has a message for women: Don't wait for your husbands. Think outside the box. Use your hands and your brains. It's time to work hard.

UN Agencies Raise Alarm in the Central Sahel Where Millions Face Hunger Amid Rapidly Escalating Humanitarian Crisis

Experts forecast that close to 4.8 million people in the Central Sahel will be at risk of food insecurity during the lean season (June-August 2020) if no appropriate actions are taken urgently.

Southern Africa in Throes of Climate Emergency With 45 Million People Facing Hunger Across the Region

“This hunger crisis is on a scale we’ve not seen before and the evidence shows it’s going to get worse,” said Lola Castro, WFP’s Regional Director for Southern Africa.

United States Contributes $3.39 Million to WFP for the Drought Response in Zambia

Through this funding, WFP will deliver 2,380 metric tons of beans to complement the Government’s corn supply for three months, giving 255,000 drought-affected people across the country the food and nutritional assistance they need.

Eating Insects and Praying for Rain: Zimbabwe Is Gripped by Hunger

With nearly 8 million people — half the country’s population — severely food insecure, families can do nothing but pray for rain. Bread now costs 20 times what it cost six months ago.

These Are the Fastest-Deteriorating Emergencies to Look Out For in 2020

A new report hammers home the need for billions of dollars in investment to keep hunger from deepening its tentacles further into vulnerable locations across the world.

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit.

International Community Must Step Up Support to Millions of Desperately Hungry Zimbabweans

Millions of Zimbabweans face an increasingly desperate situation unless adequate funding for a major relief operation materializes quickly.

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URGENT: Covid-19 is threatening to push the world’s hungriest people to unthinkable extremes.

Desperate families in countries like Zimbabwe, Yemen and Syria need help RIGHT NOW.

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