Hunger Threatens Over Half of the Population in South Sudan

Hunger is projected to get progressively worse between now and July, due mainly to depleted food stocks and high food prices. “The food security situation is dire,” said Matthew Hollingworth, WFP’s Country Director.

“I am hopeful for peace.” One Mother’s Story of Surviving Conflict and Loss in South Sudan

“On May 8, 2018, I gave birth to my last-born child, and the next day, on May 9, my husband was killed," says Deborah. Her and her children have seen more than their share of hardship, including hunger.

These Are the Fastest-Deteriorating Emergencies to Look Out For in 2020

A new report hammers home the need for billions of dollars in investment to keep hunger from deepening its tentacles further into vulnerable locations across the world.

World Food Programme Forecasts Global Hunger Hotspots as New Decade Dawns

The sheer scale and complexity of the challenges in Africa and other regions will stretch the resources and capacity of WFP and other agencies to the limit.

South Sudan Hunger Deepens Due to Drought, Floods and Uncertain Political Future

WFP is in a race against time to mobilize vital funds to feed millions of people in South Sudan as hunger advances on a population in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

Children at War: Seven Stories From the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

Hunger is especially cruel to children. And it's a daily reality for millions of them – a scale that’s difficult for most of us to imagine.

War Is Devastating. But It’s Great for One Thing: Hunger

Conflict – in all of its destructive forms – is the #1 reason millions of people are suffering from hunger. The scale is difficult to comprehend.

How Conflict Drives Hunger

Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. It uproots families, destroys economies, ruins infrastructure and brings agricultural production to a halt.

WFP Executive Director Visits Sudan to Meet New Government and Sends off First Barges to South Sudan

First the first time in nearly eight years, three WFP-contracted barges sailed to South Sudan with enough food to feed 370,000 people for one month.

Climate Change & Hunger: Stories From 6 African Countries

Extreme weather events are rapidly increasing hunger and malnourishment. From hurricanes and flooding to droughts and desertification, these six stories portray the very real, very human impacts of a warming world.

IOM, WFP Conduct First Beneficiary Data Exchange In South Sudan

This first-of-its-kind data exchange involves IOM’s BRaVE and WFP’s SCOPE systems, which will improve efficiency in the delivery of assistance.

Facing Abductions, Looting & Harassment to Reach People in South Sudan

WFP faces a dizzying number of challenges in delivering assistance to the 5 million people who need it. Abductions, looting, harassment and illegal checkpoints are only the beginning.

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