Birds, Bees and Bats: We Need an Environmental Intervention Today to Achieve Zero Hunger

We need biodiversity to sustain and expand the world’s food supply. To achieve zero hunger, our agricultural and food system interventions need to double as environmental interventions.

Afghans Face Down Hunger As They Suffer From the Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Three Afghans share their stories of getting help from WFP. They're the reason funding is needed to survive the pandemic.

As Zimbabweans Go Hungry, Here’s How Coronavirus Is Making Everything Even Worse – Especially for Women and Girls

A single mother in Zimbabwe struggles under the threat of coronavirus: her crops are failing, her children are out of school and food is increasingly scarce. Here's how WFP is helping.

Global Report on Food Crises Reveals Scope of Food Crises as COVID-19 Poses New Risks to Vulnerable Countries

A new report finds that rates of acute hunger worldwide are the highest they've been since the report's inception.

Coronavirus

The latest updates on COVID-19's impact on global hunger and what WFP is doing to make sure the world's most vulnerable people have the food they need to survive.

The Economic Impact of Coronavirus Could Worsen Food Security for the World’s Hungry People

“In some contexts, the economic consequences of this disease could end up hurting more people than the disease itself,” says WFP’s Chief Economist.

Female Farmers Are Breaking Men’s “Economic Control” Over Women in Nicaragua

Nicaraguan women explain how they overcame old ways of doing things, where men controlled the family's money and material goods. Now women are farming land, making joint decisions and managing household income.

Locusts in East Africa: A Race Against Time

The locust upsurge affecting East Africa is a graphic and shocking reminder of this region's vulnerability. Yet as ancient as this scourge is, its scale today is unprecedented in modern times.

Eating Insects and Praying for Rain: Zimbabwe Is Gripped by Hunger

With nearly 8 million people — half the country’s population — severely food insecure, families can do nothing but pray for rain. Bread now costs 20 times what it cost six months ago.

These Are the Fastest-Deteriorating Emergencies to Look Out For in 2020

A new report hammers home the need for billions of dollars in investment to keep hunger from deepening its tentacles further into vulnerable locations across the world.

The Latest From Haiti: “I don’t know what my children will eat.”

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.

World Food Programme Ramping Up to Reach 700,000 With Emergency Operation in Haiti

“Poor Haitian families face a very dramatic situation” said Miguel Barreto, WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. One in three Haitians, or 3.7 million people, need urgent food assistance, including 1 million suffering severe hunger.

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