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Acute hunger in Yemen - families hang in the balance

Hunger and malnutrition are widespread in the country and require urgent intervention. WFP's recent Comprehensive Food Security Survey found that one in three Yemenis is acutely hungry, making Yemen the 11th most food insecure country in the world.

Statement by WFP Executive Director - Ahead of End Hunger: Walk the World

ROME - This Sunday, thousands of people around the world will be taking to the streets for the annual “End Hunger: Walk the World” event.  The walk unites people from all over the world in a common belief: that hunger is unacceptable, and we must put our energy, creativity and resources behind the eradication of child malnutrition.

Haitians Say Thank You

Since the earthquake in Haiti, WFP has provided food assistance to close to 4 million people in Port-au-Prince and beyond. Here are four women in the capital who each wanted to say thank you to WFP and its donors for the food they have received.

10 Ways Companies Can Help WFP Fight Hunger

Feeding the billion hungry people in the world today will take commitment from all parts of society. And that includes companies.

WFP Calls For Citizen Action To Feed 1 Billion Hungry

ROME – At a time when funds to feed the hungry are hard to come by, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today urged ordinary people to put food on the table of the world’s hungry by supporting the “Billion for a Billion” online campaign.

Wailers Call On Formula 1 Fans To Help Feed School Children

The Wailers, formerly Bob Marley's backing band, called on Formula 1 fans at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix to help WFP feed millions of hungry school children around the world.

9 Ways Business Can Help Fight Hunger

Private sector contributions have benefitted WFP operations in 56 countries so far this year. Despite the strain of the global financial crisis, we are working with more than 100 private sector partners – including companies, foundations and individuals.

WFP's Funding Shortfall in 2009

WFP is funded entirely through voluntary contributions, most of which come from governments. When we calculated the cost of feeding 108 million hungry people in 74 countries in 2009, we set a budget of US$6.7 billion. Taking into account forecasts and money already received, we now expect to end the year with US$3.7 billion.

Bono Rocks World With Hunger

U2 frontman Bono Vox took the chance to get up-to-date on global hunger recently by chatting with WFP’s Executive Director Josette Sheeran before going on stage for the Irish band’s sell-out concert in Amsterdam.