“In some contexts, the economic consequences of this disease could end up hurting more people than the disease itself,” says WFP’s Chief Economist.
Through the program, each family member receives $22 per month, and studies show that the 1.7 million refugees mostly spend it on rent, utilities, food and other household needs.
Imagine cooking a meal without running water, electricity or even a countertop. Most of us wouldn’t know where to begin. And yet, millions of women around the world do it every day. See 10 of their kitchens.
In this hour-long special, Rick Steves travels through Ethiopia and Guatemala to learn about extreme poverty and its solutions, including smart development aid, empowering women, child nutrition, and education.
Millions of Zimbabweans face an increasingly desperate situation unless adequate funding for a major relief operation materializes quickly.
Millions of Haitians have been hit hard by rising prices, a weakening local currency and a drop in agricultural production. One in three are in need of urgent food assistance.
Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. It uproots families, destroys economies, ruins infrastructure and brings agricultural production to a halt.
Maria's family invested all their money in corn crops, then watched them wither away from drought. Now they're struggling to put food on the table and praying for rain.
The additional allocation of $43.8 million is transferred through electronic cards to 358,000 people. The majority of that cash is spent on essentials like food, shelter, health care and education.
Right now, 80 percent of the world’s hungry people live in areas prone to natural disasters and extreme weather, which creates exactly the right conditions for hunger to take hold. Here are the top five ways extreme weather leads to hunger.
Esperance and her husband Oscar have been living in the Rwanda Mahama refugee camp for over a year. With the surge of violent hostilities in their hometown in Burundi, Oscar and Esperance fled.
Students attending Marta School in Sudan. World Food Programme school meals help displaced children get an education and look forward to a better future. WFP school meals are a major incentive for families to send their children to school and keep them there.