Conflict, economic shocks, climate change and soaring prices for food and fertilizer are all combining in a perfect storm to create a hunger crisis of unprecedented proportions. Right now, in some of the hungriest places around the world, there just isn’t enough food to feed the population. Does that mean there is a global food shortage?
These are the 10 worst hunger crises in the world today based on where the U.N. World Food Programme works and has collected recent data. The crises are ranked by the total number of people facing severe hunger in each country.
The world faces the largest global food crisis in modern history. That's why these six Zero Hunger solutions are more important than ever.
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WFP began distributing food vouchers to pregnant women in Colombo, marking the start of its emergency response in the country as part of the United Nations Humanitarian Needs and Priorities Plan.
With years of conflict, a severe economic downturn and food prices rising relentlessly since 2020, the Ukraine crisis is exacerbating what was already an alarming food security scenario in Syria.
This year, Americans are expected to spend over $16 billion on food, drinks, gear and party supplies for Super Bowl LVII. That would cover the majority of WFP's funding needs for the entire year.
Over the last five years, a new report found that an estimated 378,000 people have made the arduous trek from their homes in Central America across the border into the United States.
Some 12.4 million people -- almost 60 percent of the population -- are now hungry and do not know where their next meal will come from. This is the highest number ever recorded in the history of Syria.
Maria's family invested all their money in corn crops, then watched them wither away from drought. Now they're struggling to put food on the table and praying for rain.
Somalia is once again on the brink of famine: A severe drought, rising food prices and violence has pushed the country to the edge.
Imagine cooking a meal without running water, electricity or even a countertop. Most of us wouldn’t know where to begin. And yet, millions of women around the world do it every day. See 10 of their kitchens.