The number of hungry people in the world has risen above one billion for the first time ever, undermining the progress made in the past three decades. In this interview, the head of WFP’s Washington bureau, Allan Jury, outlines what can be done to reverse this trend and explains how school feeding fits into the comprehensive strategy.
The school meals distributed at Jonas Oltimbau’s school on northern Tanzania are keeping alive his dreams of becoming a lawyer one day and playing a role in helping his nation move forward.
German Formula 1 driver Timo Glock has put his racing helmet up for auction on eBay to raise funds for hungry school children. Bidding started during last week's German Grand Prix and closes at midnight on Saturday, July 18.
G8 leaders meeting in Italy have pledged to step up the fight against global hunger through a US$20 billion fund to help poor nations develop their agricultural sector.
Norma López, 33, last sent money home to her mother in early 2008. That last ‘remittance’ was US$60 -- US$40 less than what she used to send. Amid the economic downturn in the United States, her housekeeping work was cut from six hours a day to two.
The principal of a primary school in Sierra Leone explains how WFP school meals have made a difference to her school. As the West African nation works to recover from a civil war, WFP is helping it build a better future by feeding kids in almost 1,000 schools.
WFP and its humanitarian partners recently provided another lifeline to tens of thousands of people who have fled the recent conflict in Sri Lanka. Thanks to a coordinated initiative between the government, NGOs and the business community, three of Sri Lanka’s largest bakeries baked fresh bread for the hungry displaced using ingredients from WFP’s food basket.
Mohammed Gulab and his family are among the relatively few Pakistanis who have been able to return to their homes in the northern regions affected by fighting over the last year. WFP is now distributing food to them and other returnee families so they can begin again.