Hunger in the news
6 September 2015

Time For Zero Hunger: Cousin, Bono and Renzi Meet At Expo

"It begins with me. How the world can end hunger in our lifetime" was the theme of the Sunday 6 September event that saw the participation of Bono, the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and the Executive Director of the World Food Programme Ertharin Cousin. 

Responding to Emergencies
3 September 2015

Middle East: A Region in Emergency

The World Food Programme (WFP) is facing a desperate situation in the Middle East where conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq have left millions of people in need of food assistance. In order to meet the needs of those affected, WFP fights to overcome funding shortages and security challenges in one of the world's most dangerous regions.

Responding to Emergencies
3 September 2015

A Refugee From Burundi Tells Of His Life In Democratic Republic Of Congo

Eliezer Nyandwi is a smallholder farmer from Burundi and the father of three children. He fled his country in June due to unrest linked to Burundi’s presidential elections. He found refuge in South Kivu province of neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo. 

Cash and Vouchers
1 September 2015

A Little Food Card With A Big Impact

Along the narrow pathways of Tulkaram, in the north of the West Bank, the State of Palestine, stands a small grocery shop with pink shutters. A sign hanging above reads, ‘Mini Market Al-Odeh’. Inside the store Jihad Al-Odeh stands behind a counter ornamented with festive lights. He is one of the more than 250 shop owners taking part in the World Food Programme's (WFP) e-voucher programme in Palestine. 

Responding to Emergencies
1 September 2015

Nepal: Food Donation by USAID Helps Earthquake Survivors Start Anew

USAID food helps quake victims get through the monsoon season.

1 September 2015

WFP Treating Malnutrition Among Displaced In Sudan's North Darfur

Hawa Mohamed Tibin broke into a smile as her 32-month-old baby Mahadia gave out a loud cry after being lifted from a weighing scale. “Ma’shala (bless her),” she said. She could now see the signs that her daughter is on her way to being cured of malnutrition. Only three weeks ago when she brought Mahadia to the centre, the baby weighed a meager seven kg. The circumference of her mid-upper arm measured only 11.5 centrimetres and she was 76 cm tall.  All these three measurements showed she was suffering from moderate acute malnutrition.

28 August 2015

WFP Continues to Support Sudanese Refugees in Chad

Since 2003, when millions of civilians fled their homes to seek protection from violence in Sudan, Chad has become home to more than 400,000 Sudanese refugees. The World Food Programme (WFP) is still providing them with food assistance despite their plight, but they risk falling into oblivion amidst stretched resources as Chad struggles to host more than 750,000 people displaced by conflict, including thousands of people recently displaced by violence spilling across the border from Nigeria.

28 August 2015

On the Run Again: Somali Refugees Return Home from Yemen

More than 28,000 people – nearly half of them children – have arrived in Somalia fleeing the conflict in Yemen. Most are Somalis returning to their homeland.  

25 August 2015

Germany's DRC Ambassador, Wolfgang Manig visits C.A.R. Refugees

German Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Wolfgang Manig, along with the World Food Programme's (WFP) Deputy Country Director Silvia Caruso, recently traveled to South Ubangi province bordering the Central African Republic where they visited activities implemented by WFP with funding from the Government of Germany. Upon Mr. Manig's return to Kinshasa, the DRC capital, we caught up with him to get his impressions of the mission.

24 August 2015

10 Facts About Hunger In Zimbabwe

Here are ten things to know to understand the food and nutrition situation in Zimbabwe. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.


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