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.
Imagine waking up to a wave of water running across your floor and hearing your six children cry out in fear. This is what happened to Agan in Ethiopia when floods washed away everything she had.
The Ebola outbreak in the DRC has been declared a public health emergency of international concern. In the last year, there have been more than 2,600 confirmed cases and more than 1,800 deaths.
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.
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.
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.
On March 14, 2019, Cyclone Idai slammed into central Mozambique. We spoke with Deborah Nguyen, an aid worker who was one of the first responders to this "apocalyptic" scene.
Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is home to the world’s largest refugee camp. Nearly one million refugees live there and the World Food Programme is providing lifesaving assistance to 95 percent of them.
Day in and day out, the World Food Programme's humanitarian aid workers deliver life-saving assistance in physically and emotionally stressful conditions.
Despite the logistical challenges in a breaking emergency – including ongoing threats of flash floods, landslides and rains – the World Food Programme does whatever it takes to reach people in urgent need.
Seven women share their experiences of extreme hardship during Ramadan in war-torn Yemen