World Humanitarian Day Q&A with Ashley Baxstrom

Infographic: How and Why Women Face Higher Rates of Hunger

Of the 821 million people who are food insecure in the world right now, 60% are women and girls. Click, swipe and scroll your way through our interactive infographic to see the whole story.

Forced to Restart Her Life, Twice

Armed conflict forced Leticia and her family to flee Colombia 20 years ago. Now, the crisis in Venezuela is forcing her to return to her country empty-handed. This is her story.

Government of Bangladesh and WFP Working Together to Lift Rural Women Out of Extreme Poverty

With an investment of $72 million, the Government is set to reach 100,000 women with livelihood training, behavior change education and food assistance.

Less Food Waste Means More Money for Rwanda Farmers

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.

It’s in the Bag! This Simple Storage System Is Slashing Food Loss.

Farmers in Sudan lose up to 40% of their crops every year. Hermetic bags cost just $2 and reduce loss to less than 2%.

Zero Hunger Generation: Empowering Women

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.

Ramadan in “the graveyard for the living”

Seven women share their experiences of extreme hardship during Ramadan in war-torn Yemen

Driving Is for Men Only. This Woman Is Breaking the Myth.

The story of a wife, mother, student and a professional driver with World Food Programme in Nigeria.

Childhood, interrupted: Are we meeting the needs of adolescent mothers?

Adolescent mothers have unique nutrition and socio-cultural needs. To ensure that the development community is serving them appropriately, we need to reroute, says WFP Nutrition Deputy Director Fatiha Terki.

Hamida and her child Sumaira in Kutapalong Camp, Bangladesh

"I am very happy now, there is enough space, my children can move freely, they can play around."

You Asked, We Answered: How Does WFP Help Mothers and Babies?

The key to ending malnutrition is not a mystery, nor does it require a high-tech innovation. It starts with the first 1,000 days of a child's life. And it starts with the mother.

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