The United States has given emergency food assistance to those in need during natural disasters, conflicts and acute economic difficulties, but recent congressional budget cuts reduce the impact of emergency funding by limiting both short- and long-term assistance programs. At a time when the need for food assistance is greater than ever, Title II programs should be fully-funded to improve the lasting success of the U.S. and recipient countries.
As rising prices cast millions of families overnight into the ranks of the hungry, the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) today called for global leadership to invest in nutrition.
How many hungry people are there in the world and where do most of them live? What effect does it have on their minds and bodies and what can we do to help them? Here is a list of 10 things about hunger that absolutely everyone should know.
Until recently, Neri, an HIV+ mother of three, often had to choose between feeding her children and feeding herself. It was an impossible choice and she might have died if she hadn't started receiving food as part of her treatment. She's now healther, better able to care for her family and looking forward to a happy Mother’s Day.
The global hunger crisis afflicting nearly one billion people will be the focus of Hillary Clinton's visit to Rome this week. Clinton will be speaking at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization headquarters on Friday. Clinton's address takes on incredible meaning at a time when hunger and insecurity are threatening hopes of peace throughout the globe.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an emergency food and nutrition operation to respond to urgent hunger needs among 3.5 million vulnerable people identified in a multi-agency food security survey that was completed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) last month.
An Innovations Fund set up in 2008 thanks to a $76 million investment by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is enabling WFP to transform the way it provides food assistance. It has sparked important developments in a key programme linking farmers to markets and in the use of cash and vouchers.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) continues to move in supplies to feed the hungry in conflict-torn Libya. However, the agency is only 46 percent funded for its operation, raising the risk of pipeline breaks in the future. With no end in sight to the conflict, the risk of even larger-scale hunger and malnutrition grows.
Puntland and Somaliland may not be household names when it comes to world geography. These are two regions in the conflict-torn and impoverished nation of Somalia. They are also two areas where the UN World Food Programme (WFP) wants to help children by providing them school meals. In a nation of high food insecurity, these school meals are a precious treasure.
There is a saying in the development field that if an organization does its job well, eventually it will put itself out of business. In other words, it will work so effectively that t will resolve the problem it was originally created to address. In the case of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP), this would mean enabling every hungry person on the planet to feed themselves. At this stage, it is unlikely that WFP will be going out of business any time soon; with just under 1 billion people without enough to eat, WFP still has plenty of work to do.
For the second time this month, a WFP-chartered ship has brought emergency food relief to the embattled port of Misrata. In addition to food for 23,000 people, the vessel also brought three ambulances, medical supplies and drinking water.
Global chocolate and cocoa organizations have joined together to help people living in crisis-torn Ivory Coast. The "Cocoa Industry Relief Fund for the Ivory Coast" was created to support the work of the United Nations World Food Program (WFP) which is providing emergency relief to people in Abidjan – the largest city in the Ivory Coast – and to people throughout the country. WFP is also helping refugees in Liberia and other West African states.
As unrest continues to grip the West African nation of Côte d'Ivoire, WFP is bringing food assistance to some 150,000 people who fled across the border into Liberia. In eastern Liberia's lush, cocoa-growing region, three Ivorian refugees tell stories of hardship and hope as they wait to return home.
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Just a few weeks after launching, the social sharing platform WeFeedback has already raised enough money to feed more than 100,000 hungry children. Among the growing number of people turning their favourite foods into school meals for kids are singer Christina Aguilera and actress Drew Barrymore.
An innovative new social media engagement platform launched by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is using the power of social media to raise the funds needed to feed tens of thousands of hungry children around the world.
WFP has started moving food assistance through a new humanitarian corridor into western Libya to get help to areas beyond reach until now because of the fighting. Meanwhile, in other parts of the country food continues to arrive through land and sea channels.
Statement from Rick Leach, president and CEO, WFP USA
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) urgently requires $257 million to continue providing food and assistance to the 7.3 million vulnerable and food-insecure Afghans it aims to support this year, mainly women and children.
Poverty has dramatically different meanings for people living in different parts of the world. While its technical definition refers to a lack of sufficient funds to obtain essential goods for survival, being poor in the United States is a markedly different experience than being poor in Cambodia, for example.
Reuters article focuses on increasing commodity prices and the effect on the World Food Program