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.
Armed conflict forced Leticia and her family to flee Colombia 20 years ago. Now, the crisis in Venezuela is forcing her to return to her country empty-handed. This is her story.
WFP is providing food assistance for those most urgently in need of support in what has emerged as one of the world’s worst hunger crises. In 2019, WFP aims to provide 12 million people with food and nutrition assistance with 100% rations across Yemen.
WFP is currently registering beneficiaries on the SCOPE system in Yemen. Registering beneficiaries on the SCOPE system allows WFP to expand the cash transfer program.
Saleh’s family live inside this tent. When they cannot afford breakfast they only have tea to drink. Saleh and his family fled from Bani Hassan due to the recent fighting in the area.
Malika fled before her sister Amina left their home village with her family. Malika helps Amina to prepare food for the entire family.
Amian with her children - Nuha (5), Muna (3) and Salem (6). Amina fled with her children from Bani Hassan after the conflict escalated in the area. Amina sold her clothes to feed her children.
Sami, 3, and Fares, 4, fled from Bani Hassan, Yemen. Sami and Fares couldn’t sleep at night as result of the bombing and airstrikes. Their parents had to sell their jewelry and borrow money to get transportation and flee to a safe place.
DRC is the world’s second largest hunger crisis after Yemen, with 13 million people food insecure – 5 million of which are children who are acutely malnourished.
Chef Majed fled Syria, was a refugee in Jordan and now is a successful chef at Foodhini, an online restaurant exclusively featuring immigrant and refugee chefs.
A young internally displaced boy poses for a photo inside his shelter in Hobyo, Somalia. People have been displaced by issues of insecurity, food insecurity and lack of access to resources.