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Photo: Courtesy of Rick Steves How Can We End World Hunger? Travel Expert Rick Steves Visits Guatemala and Ethiopia to Explore Answers.

On this episode of Hacking Hunger, we spoke to travel expert Rick Steves on about his recent journey to Ethiopia and Guatemala to learn more about the problem of global hunger and how to solve it.

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Photo: WFP/Giulio d'Adamo Hunger Relief at the Heart of Our Purpose: A Conversation With ADM Cares

ADM has a long history of giving to WFP USA, and recently, they’ve committed to support school feeding programs in Myanmar, Egypt and the Philippines. We caught up with Jennifer Ballinger, director of ADM Cares, to learn more about why ADM is passionate solving global hunger.

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Feeding the Globe Through Famine, Disaster and War: Five Presidents Who Helped Shape America’s Legacy of Humanitarian Relief

For decades, America has led the way in global humanitarian relief. These are five of the presidents who have paved the way in making America the generous nation it is today.

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Stories

Photo: WFP/Shafak Fleeing Idlib: "One of The Most Dangerous Trips a Person Could Make"

More than 689,000 people are on the move in northwest Syria as fighting forces families further north. The journey is dangerous, and WFP is working hard to support people who are displaced.

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Women Are Hungry for Change. For Equality. For Food. Meet 10 of Them.

Women face enormous obstacles, yet they are growing crops, delivering medical care, becoming teachers and providing for their families in situations we can hardly imagine.

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Photo: WFP/Matteo Cosorich Hunger and Domestic Violence: How Today's Food Aid Builds Dams, Fills Bellies & Empowers Women

Patience Mauhura has a message for women: Don't wait for your husbands. Think outside the box. Use your hands and your brains. It's time to work hard.

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Op-Eds

Photo: WFP/George Fominyen School Meals Funding Is an Invaluable Investment in Humanity

Hungry children do not build prosperous economies or peaceful societies. School meals represent one of the most affordable and effective investments we can ever make in humanity.

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Photo: AP/Anupam Nath The Private Sector Can Play a Role in Easing World Hunger

Mark Kennedy, chairman of the Economic Club of Minnesota, and Rick Leach, WFP USA CEO, explain how the private sector and charities can work together.

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Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Hunger in Latin America

What can be done to get progress in Latin America back on track? Andy Jarvis, a data scientist at CIAT, and Chase Sova, sr. director of public policy at WFP USA weigh in.

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In the News

Hunger Threatens Over Half of the Population in South Sudan

Hunger is projected to get progressively worse between now and July, due mainly to depleted food stocks and high food prices. “The food security situation is dire,” said Matthew Hollingworth, WFP’s Country Director.

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Conflict in Idleb Disrupts WFP Food Distributions in Syria's Northwest

Airstrikes and armed clashes in northwest Syria have displaced over 800,000 people since December 2019 – 80% of whom are women and children. Many families were forced to flee on foot in the middle of winter, with temperatures at night reaching 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

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UN Agencies Raise Alarm in the Central Sahel Where Millions Face Hunger Amid Rapidly Escalating Humanitarian Crisis

Experts forecast that close to 4.8 million people in the Central Sahel will be at risk of food insecurity during the lean season (June-August 2020) if no appropriate actions are taken urgently.

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