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Photo: WFP/Marcelle Rodriguez COVID-19 Outbreak: The Twin Threats of Hunger and Pandemic

Right now, COVID-19 is affecting all of us. It makes no distinction between individuals or countries, and it is spreading quickly across the world.

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Photo: WFP/Ayesha COVID-19 Outbreak: Children Left Without Meals

As the coronavirus continues to spread, it is having dire consequences on the health and nutrition of school children and their families.

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Photo: WFP/Saikat Mojumder COVID-19 and the 5 Major Threats it Poses to Global Food Security

Less than 20 percent of people living in low-income countries have access to social protections of any kind, and even fewer have access to food-based safety nets.

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Stories

Photo: WFP/Amin Roshan Iranian Refugees Volunteer to Produce Masks for COVID-19 Efforts

Iran has been one of the countries hit hardest by COVID-19. In that context, 170 refugees have come forward to give back to their community.

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Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji You Asked, We Answered: How Is WFP Helping Mothers and Babies During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The key to ending malnutrition is not a mystery, nor does it require a high-tech innovation. It starts with the first 1,000 days of a child's life. And it starts with the mother.

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Photo: WFP/Marcelle Rodriguez In Photos: A Look Inside WFP's Global Coronavirus Response

During this unprecedented time, it's vital that WFP maintains its food assistance that offers a lifeline to millions. See how WFP is responding during the Coronavirus outbreak.

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Op-Eds

Photo: WFP/George Fominyen School Meals Funding Is an Invaluable Investment in Humanity

Hungry children do not build prosperous economies or peaceful societies. School meals represent one of the most affordable and effective investments we can ever make in humanity.

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Photo: AP/Anupam Nath The Private Sector Can Play a Role in Easing World Hunger

Mark Kennedy, chairman of the Economic Club of Minnesota, and Rick Leach, WFP USA CEO, explain how the private sector and charities can work together.

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Photo: REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins What Got You Here Won’t Get You There: Hunger in Latin America

What can be done to get progress in Latin America back on track? Andy Jarvis, a data scientist at CIAT, and Chase Sova, sr. director of public policy at WFP USA weigh in.

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In the News

Number of Hungry People Spikes in Central Sahel as COVID-19 Looms

“Our message to the world is clear: Look away now and the consequences will be no less than catastrophic,” says Chris Nikoi, WFP’s Regional Director for West Africa.

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New Digital Map Shows Terrible Impact of COVID-19 on School Meals Around the World

As well as displaying global totals, the map shows how many children are affected in each country, with real-time data indicating both the scale of the challenges and the need for solutions.

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World Food Programme Gears Up to Support Children Left Without Meals Due to COVID-19 School Closures

WFP is gearing up to ensure that children across the global still have access to school meals even while schools are closed due to Coronavirus.

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