Climate Change & Hunger: Stories From 6 African Countries

Extreme weather events are rapidly increasing hunger and malnourishment. From hurricanes and flooding to droughts and desertification, these six stories portray the very real, very human impacts of a warming world.

Infographic: How Extreme Weather Causes Extreme Hunger

Climate change is the second leading cause of global hunger. Click, swipe and scroll your way through our interactive infographic to see the whole story.

Innovative Insurance Cover to Help Drought-Hit Communities in Africa

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.

Why Do Floods Follow Droughts? Look to Ethiopia.

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.

6 Solutions to Climate Change & Hunger

Climate change isn't coming. It's already here, and it's the second leading cause of global hunger. Here are the six most effective things we can do about it.

WFP Provides Innovative Assistance to Flood-Affected People in North Western Bangladesh

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.

How Will Families in Somalia Survive the Driest Season in 35 Years?

Ongoing drought in Somalia means families are facing severe hunger, struggling to adapt and looking for any way to continue their everyday lives.

The Perfect Climate for Floods, Drought & Global Hunger

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.

Climate Change and Hunger

Climate change is one of the top causes of global hunger, leading to more frequent and intense extreme weather events for vulnerable populations. Over 80% of the world’s hungry people live in disaster-prone countries.

74 year-old Angelina with her grandchildren, Mozambique

Angelina Chinhoca, age 74, (3rd from left) at home with some of her grandchildren, some orphans of both parents. She says that since Cyclone Idai, they sometimes spend a whole day without eating. WFP speeding up food distributions, being part of a multi sectoral support package which will be dropped at each location side (including Búzi, Guaraguara). Food and health are the priority.

How Extreme Weather Is Pushing More People Into Hunger

The two devastating cyclones that have hit Mozambique in six weeks seem to confirm something climate scientists have been saying for a while: weather is becoming more unpredictable, and extreme events more frequent.

Drivers of Hunger

Conflict, extreme weather, natural disasters and extreme poverty. Ending hunger is a big challenge, but together it's solvable.

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