Around 70% of Rwandans work in the agricultural sector, yet they lose vast amounts of their harvest before it ever reaches their plates or markets.
The decision was taken as a last resort after lengthy negotiations stalled on an agreement to prevent the diversion of food away from some of the most vulnerable people in Yemen.
Three UN agencies warn that 61% of the population - the highest rate ever - is projected to face crisis levels of food insecurity or worse by the end of July.
For the third year in a row, hunger is on the rise – 821 million people across the globe are hungry. In a world of such abundance, how can that be? To help you better understand, we’ve explained the four main pillars that affect food security: availability, access, utilization and stability.
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.
Of the 821 million hungry people around the world, 60% are women and girls. Deep-rooted gender norms, man-made conflict and a lack of equal rights trap women and girls in a cycle of disadvantage, poverty and hunger - which is why women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and malnourishment.
Ending hunger isn’t a question of supply. The world produces enough food to feed everyone on the planet. Zero hunger is achievable, but there’s still a long way to go. There are four main drivers of hunger in our world today: conflict, extreme weather, natural disasters and extreme poverty.
Seven women share their experiences of extreme hardship during Ramadan in war-torn Yemen
The international community has committed to end hunger and achieve food security & improved nutrition by 2030. But 1 in 9 people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need.
Achok and her family gather for a family meal inside their hut in South Sudan. The growth of the Food Assistance for Assets program (FFA) reflects community interest in being supported to rebuild their own livelihoods and to grow their own food, as well as WFP’s interest in moving away from unconditional assistance, where feasible, and supporting community-led resilience building.
In nearly two-thirds of countries around the world, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. Read their stories and see what WFP is doing to help them achieve equality.