17M Underage Girls Become Mothers Every Year and They Are So Hard to Reach

We need to remind the world of the exponential power of investing in adolescent girls. "If this was the stock market, you’d have investors flocking," says one doctor.

While Many Women Celebrate Progress This Year, 500 Million Are Still Left Behind

It's International Equal Pay Day, and despite earning less, studies show that when women earn an income, they reinvest 90% of it back into their families and communities.

WFP and Government of Uttar Pradesh Work Together to Address Malnutrition in Children

New food production plants across Uttar Pradesh could reach more than 3 million at-risk kids with nutritious take-home rations - and they'll be led by rural women.

Breastfeeding in Emergencies: The Struggles of New Mothers in the World’s Largest Refugee Camp

In episode 33 of the Hacking Hunger podcast, we highlight the challenges faced by pregnant mothers, new moms and young children in this pop-up city.

How Happy and Her Baby Got Healthy: a Little Food, a Garden and a $22 Loan

The closest job Happy's husband could find was 600 miles away, leaving her to care for their two children while pregnant with their third. A local clinic and a micro loan changed their lives.

This Is What We Mean When We Say Hunger, and Eight Other Little Known Facts

What does hunger mean? Is it the same for everyone? What's the difference between malnutrition and undernutrition? Here we unpack the most common misconceptions.

WFP Launches New Collaboration to Support Mothers and Children in Time of COVID-19 Crisis in Partnership With the Ministry of Social Solidarity

The U.N. World Food Programme is the sole UN agency in Egypt that provides food security to the most vulnerable populations, making this investment all the more crucial.

Alaa Fed Her Baby Sugar Water, and 6 More Stories of Raising Infants Without Food.

How can moms breastfeed if they can’t feed themselves? What role do fathers play in infant nutrition? How do refugee parents find food in a war zone? These are their stories.

Cheers to International Day of Friendship! Meet Seven Sets of Companions Making the Best out of Life

We all need the warmth of friendship to survive and thrive: Luckily we have plenty. Here are some of our favorites from across the globe.

Teach a Woman to Grow Sweet Potatoes, Feed Her Children for a Lifetime

Dorica Samson's 2-year-old son refused to feed on anything other than breast milk, and he eventually fell sick. Things look a lot different for them these days.

Children

Nearly half of all children under the age of five die from hunger-related causes. It's an emergency on a global scale, and we're doing whatever we can to stop it.

On National Nurses Day, We Salute Healing Heroes Working in the Toughest Places Around the World

It's National Nurses Day, and we're taking a moment to recognize some of the most crucial members of our global community. Meet the nurses working alongside WFP to save lives.

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COVID-19 threatens to push 1.2M more desperate Yemenis to starvation if we don’t act now.

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