Seven incredible women share their experiences of extreme hardship during Ramadan in war-torn Yemen.
A survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Liberee was inspired to join WFP as a monitor helping Burundian refugees because of the emergency food assistance she received as a child. In the wake of the genocide, WFP distributed emergency food assistance to people in need, and still provides lifesaving humanitarian assistance to refugees from neighboring Burundi and the DRC.
One in three people in the DRC are suffering from acute hunger. This makes the central African country home to the highest number of people in urgent need of food security assistance in the world.
Superstar Abel Tesfaye, better known as The Weeknd, has just given $1 million dollars to the United Nations World Food Programme. "I encourage those who can to please give as well,” he said.
WFP is working around the clock to assist people in need following the latest outbreak of violence in northern Mozambique and aims to reach up to 50,000 people affected by the attacks.
WFP Executive Director David Beasley congratulated leaders of Sudan and one of the country’s rebel groups for agreeing to principles to resolve their conflict including that freedom of religion would be guaranteed to all Sudanese in a civil, democratic federal state.
The Syrian people need their support more than ever before. WFP is appealing for the funds it needs to provide urgent food assistance to millions of Syrians who are facing the worst humanitarian conditions since the start of the conflict.
We are seeing a catastrophe unfold before our very eyes. Famine – driven by conflict, and fueled by climate shocks and the COVID-19 hunger pandemic – is knocking on the door for millions of families.
“On May 8, 2018, I gave birth to my last-born child, and the next day, on May 9, my husband was killed," says Deborah. Her and her children have seen more than their share of hardship, including hunger.
Without urgent access to the care they need, severely malnourished children are at imminent risk of death. We must be able to safely reach all children, women and girls in need as soon as possible, particularly in the areas most affected by recent violence.
Roughly, one child in Yemen will die every 75 seconds, said World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley during his address to the United Nations Security Council today. Beasley called for an end to the conflict and fuel blockade that are propelling Yemen towards the biggest famine in modern history.
After a decade of upheaval, conflict and displacement, Syrians are facing the worst humanitarian conditions since the start of the crisis. We cannot forget them.