“There are small children who are hungry, who do not have anything to eat,” said the Pope, praying that leaders in the region would “be capable of making peace.”
The contribution will provide almost 100,000 people with $13 a month, enabling them to meet almost two-thirds of their daily food requirements.
Many refugees say they are only able to afford one meal a day. This joint project aims to reach 10,000 of the most vulnerable.
“In some contexts, the economic consequences of this disease could end up hurting more people than the disease itself,” says WFP’s Chief Economist.
Through the program, each family member receives $22 per month, and studies show that the 1.7 million refugees mostly spend it on rent, utilities, food and other household needs.
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.
In this hour-long special, Rick Steves travels through Ethiopia and Guatemala to learn about extreme poverty and its solutions, including smart development aid, empowering women, child nutrition, and education.
Millions of Zimbabweans face an increasingly desperate situation unless adequate funding for a major relief operation materializes quickly.
Millions of Haitians have been hit hard by rising prices, a weakening local currency and a drop in agricultural production. One in three are in need of urgent food assistance.
Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. It uproots families, destroys economies, ruins infrastructure and brings agricultural production to a halt.
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.
The additional allocation of $43.8 million is transferred through electronic cards to 358,000 people. The majority of that cash is spent on essentials like food, shelter, health care and education.