Delegations from 60 countries gathered in Rome on Monday for a three-day summit aimed at giving new impulse to the fight against world hunger. The summit comes after recent setbacks raised the number of hungry to more than a billion people. Read declaration
WFP estimates that as many as 10,000 people in El Salvador will need urgent food assistance in the coming days after heavy rains swept across the country, leaving more than 100 people dead and causing extensive damage.
WFP has distributed over 230 tons of High Energy Biscuits in the Philippines as part of its response to the recent typhoons. Intent on seeing how the biscuits get from factory to beneficiary, Martin Penner followed one packet all the way to a little boy called Antonio. Watch video
WFP has long provided food for school meals projects around the world, convinced of their importance in fighting hunger. But in an ideal world the food would come not from WFP but from local producers. In Bolivia this is starting to happen.
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.
Tunisian actress Hend Sabry saw the impact of WFP’s first food voucher scheme in the Middle East recently when she spent a day with a Palestinian family in Nablus. Her presence also put a smile on faces at a market where thousands of Palestinians spend the vouchers.
Typhoon Mirinae, which swept across the northern Philippines last weekend, dumped another 15 cm of rain on regions already severely flooded by previous storms. The fourth storm in little more than a month has made food assistance more important than ever.