“Move to higher ground!” “Keep your family together!” “Keep your phones charged and dry!” These were the warnings that rang out in the hours before the storm hit.
Under a partnership with IOM and UNHCR, WFP has built 50,000 sqm of new roads, repaired 85,000 sqm of existing roads and stabilized 280,000 sqm of slopes.
Disasters disproportionately affect the world's poorest people and communities, significantly increasing hunger, malnutrition and their exposure to risk. Here are 14 key facts on the link between disasters and hunger.
Extreme weather events are rapidly increasing hunger and malnourishment. From hurricanes and flooding to droughts and desertification, these six stories portray the very real, very human impacts of a warming world.
These policies will deliver funds to people threatened by drought before it reaches catastrophic levels. Collectively, the purchased policies could release a total of $49.5 million across five countries.
Climate change isn't coming. It's already here, and it's the second leading cause of global hunger. Here are the six most effective things we can do about it.
With more than 700 rivers, Bangladesh is increasingly seeing the impact of climate change. To help, 5,000 households have now received $53 through an innovative forecast-based financing project.
Right now, 80 percent of the world’s hungry people live in areas prone to natural disasters and extreme weather, which creates exactly the right conditions for hunger to take hold. Here are the top five ways extreme weather leads to hunger.
Climate change is one of the top causes of global hunger, leading to more frequent and intense extreme weather events for vulnerable populations. Over 80% of the world’s hungry people live in disaster-prone countries.
In times of disaster, WFP responds immediately to meet the need. Here's how we're responding to Cyclone Kenneth, and how you can help.
“The water level rose up to our elbows. My husband and I were carrying our children in our arms...We were trapped."
Almost 60 WFP staff have been deployed to Mozambique and 45 more are on the way. WFP requires $140 million to continue life-saving operations for the next three months.