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Photo: WFP/Marcelle Rodriguez COVID-19 Outbreak: The Twin Threats of Hunger and Pandemic

Right now, COVID-19 is affecting all of us. It makes no distinction between individuals or countries, and it is spreading quickly across the world.

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Photo: WFP/Ayesha COVID-19 Outbreak: Children Left Without Meals

As the coronavirus continues to spread, it is having dire consequences on the health and nutrition of school children and their families.

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COVID-19 and the 5 Major Threats it Poses to Global Food Security

Less than 20 percent of people living in low-income countries have access to social protections of any kind, and even fewer have access to food-based safety nets.

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Stories

Photo: WFP/Marcelle Rodriguez In Photos: A Look Inside WFP's Global Coronavirus Response

During this unprecedented time, it's vital that WFP maintains its food assistance that offers a lifeline to millions. See how WFP is responding during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Photo: WFP/Nathan Sarker Childhood, Interrupted: Are We Meeting the Needs of Adolescent Mothers?

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.

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Photo: WFP/Nafisa Reshtin Food Stocks and Medical Supplies: How WFP Is Rising to the Challenge of COVID-19

WFP is prepositioning food, delivering medical equipment, providing emergency food rations, and using its global logistics network to help the world's most vulnerable populations cope with COVID-19.

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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

New Digital Map Shows Terrible Impact of COVID-19 on School Meals Around the World

As well as displaying global totals, the map shows how many children are affected in each country, with real-time data indicating both the scale of the challenges and the need for solutions.

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World Food Programme Gears Up to Support Children Left Without Meals Due to COVID-19 School Closures

WFP is gearing up to ensure that children across the global still have access to school meals even while schools are closed due to Coronavirus.

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COVID-19 Outbreak: How WFP Is Preparing to Help Families

A statement from WFP USA about its response to Coronavirus, which is crossing borders and threatening populations that are already vulnerable and hungry.

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