David Beasley sits next to an older woman wearing a black and white checkered hijab
WFP/Marco Frattini
Emergency Response

What’s Happening in Yemen and How WFP Is Leading the Response

This week, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP) traveled with the heads of UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO) to survey emergency operations in Yemen, a country…

Aliya Karim

Women at a food distribution point with a WFP-chartered helicopter in the background
WFP/George Fominyen
Emergency Response

20 Million People Could Starve. Will The World Step Up?

By the Washington Post Editorial Board

Guest contributor

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Agriculture

What the “Hunger Season” Means for Farmers Fighting Famine

When a farming family’s crop stockpiles run out, the waiting begins. In northeast Nigeria, where millions of people have fled the violence of Boko Haram, the so-called “hunger season” begins…

Ash Kosiewicz

A child sits with his guardian while holding a green cup
WFP/Kabir Dhanji
Education

How WFP Is Partnering With Other Humanitarians to Fight Famine

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the leader in the field of humanitarian food assistance. Every day, the agency reaches 80 million people in 80 countries around the globe with…

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Displacement

How You Can Fight Famine and Share a Meal With a Child in Yemen

In the wake of an unprecedented emergency — the risk of famine in four countries — the World Food Programme (WFP) is bringing everyday people to the frontline in Yemen, through their…

Aliya Karim

Aya gets tested for malnutrition with an armband
WFP/Abeer Etefa
Emergency Response

Faces of Hope: Aya in Yemen

Because of supporters through AmazonSmile, stories like Aya’s are made all the more possible. Two-year-old Aya is a success story. Diagnosed with malnutrition in early 2016, she received treatment from…

Aliya Karim

Women at a food distribution center in Nigeria, all wearing brightly colored hijabs on their heads
WFP/Andre Vornic
Emergency Response

A Case of Now, Not Later

In Yemen, there is no such thing as breakfast, lunch and dinner. Not any more. In fact, for many people, there is hardly such a thing as eating at all.…

David Beasley

WFP/Marco Frattini
Emergency Response

Tracking Real-Time Hunger Conditions in Yemen

Learn how families in conflict zones are using mobile phones to communicate with aid workers as humanitarian agencies try to reverse deteriorating conditions that have placed the country at risk…

Ash Kosiewicz

Emergency Response

Journalist Fareed Zakaria Spotlights Global Food Insecurity

On CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS program this weekend, the journalist reflected on the power of images to instigate action. “We have some other powerful pictures that perhaps the President ought…

Aliya Karim

Disaster Preparedness

Yemen: A Race Against Time

Security and access is essential to avert famine

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