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World Food Programme

A Thanksgiving Gift for Syria's War Victims

William Lambers | Posted 11.27.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

The war in Syria has caused a hunger emergency in the Middle East. On Thanksgiving Eve it was announced that the U.S. Food for Peace program is donating US $125 million to feed the war victims. The donation will go to the UN World Food Programme (WFP), which is feeding over four million Syrians inside the war-torn country.

Ebola Nearly Wiped Out This Entire Family. Now Sisters Are Raising 6 Orphans

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact

Siatta Stewart has no idea how she was spared from Ebola, but the grateful 30-year-old has little time to mull such thoughts. She has to focus her eff...

How the NYC Marathon Can Feed Millions of Children

William Lambers | Posted 10.31.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

There are 50,000 runners and 2 million spectators in this Sunday's New York City Marathon. If around half of those have a smartphone and use the Char...

Liberians Quarantined For Ebola Monitoring Have No Food

AP | JONATHAN PAYE-LAYLEH | Posted 10.24.2014 | Impact

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation because t...

What Is Cooking: My Stroll With Britain's Youngest Head Chef

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 10.20.2014 | Taste
Ebenezar Wikina

I get the rare privilege of reporting from a world class kitchen or restaurant once every year, thanks to World Food Day. This year, I'm at Luke's D...

The Hunger Language

Hannah Laufer-Rottman | Posted 10.20.2014 | Impact
Hannah Laufer-Rottman

A parent who doesn't feed his/her hungry child is judged harshly -- and children come to understand that being fed regularly is their birth right, their entitlement. This is not the case for those living in poverty and with food insecurity.

Attacking Ebola: WFP Feeds the Hungry and Sick

William Lambers | Posted 10.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It's a huge and dangerous mission. Over 700 aid workers are involved. There are safety issues too of course with this deadly virus. The workers have to deliver the food, while avoiding contact with anyone who might have Ebola.

World Food Program Was Forced To Cut Aid To 1 Million People.. Just In Time For World Food Day

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 10.16.2014 | Impact

Thursday marks World Food Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about global hunger issues. There are an estimated 805 million hungry people in th...

Food Is Hope for Syrians Fleeing ISIS

William Lambers | Posted 10.10.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

With conflict escalating in the region, we need to increase humanitarian aid. That is a massive challenge the international community faces right now. Donations have not been able to keep up.

Heroic Efforts to Feed the Starving in South Sudan

William Lambers | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

You need to call in an airplane to drop food into this remote location. But you need a landing area and a place to hand out the food. You are going to be feeding thousands of people. This is no tiny operation.

Nutrition Vital to Stopping Ebola, But Funding Is Low

William Lambers | Posted 11.17.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

It will take months to contain the virus according to estimates. During that time hunger could very well escalate.

Iraq, Syria Plan Must Include Food for Hungry

William Lambers | Posted 11.11.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Winter is fast approaching and displaced Iraqis are in need of adequate shelter. A hunger winter could be facing millions of Iraqis. The international community needs to plan adequately to respond to this growing emergency in the Middle East.

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Helping Colombian Refugees Transition Amid Poverty and Risks

Nick Sexton | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

"There is a huge difference between having the food vouchers and not having them. For us it has been a great help because we arrived here in Ecuador empty-handed. We didn't know where we were going nor what we were going to do."

WHO: West Africa Ebola Death Toll Passes 1,200

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | World

By Clair MacDougall and Stephanie Nebehay MONROVIA/GENEVA, Aug 19 (Reuters)- Liberia battled on Tuesday to halt the sp...

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Capturing Realities of Indigenous Rural Women

Nick Sexton | Posted 10.08.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence.

How to Achieve the Millennium Development Goals

William Lambers | Posted 09.30.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Start with the schools. That's where the future is made.

Food Supplies for Refugees in Cameroon Dangerously Low

William Lambers | Posted 09.14.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

By taking action now we can save refugees from starvation in Africa. This includes over 100,000 war victims from the Central African Republic (CAR) w...

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Strengthening Food Security through Ancestral Knowledge

Nick Sexton | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

he United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.

The World Cup, Brazil and School Meals

William Lambers | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Let's also shine the light on a very successful program operating in Brazil, one that is a model for other nations. Brazil's school feeding program is part of a series of initiatives that have dramatically reduced hunger and malnutrition.

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

Child War Refugees Starving in Cameroon

William Lambers | Posted 08.05.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Imagine fleeing a war that is taking place in your country. The further the distance you get from the fighting, the safer you would seem to be. Tragically this is not the case. For another enemy is waiting for you. It is hunger, and dehydration. These are the most relentless of foes. You cannot run from them.

Why South Korea Is Great Ally in Ending World Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 07.30.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

South Korea knows about the struggle against hunger and malnutrition. They have seen it up close. The Second World War, its aftermath and the Korean War brought hunger to the door of nearly every citizen.

The Gospel of Service and Fighting Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 06.28.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Feeding a society is challenge enough, even in peacetime. Droughts or flooding can always interrupt the growing of food. There may be transportation, storage and distribution issues with food. In wartime everything is disrupted.

How Big Data Is Sparking Social Change

Melissa Jun Rowley | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Melissa Jun Rowley

Today, with the help of humanitarian data scientists, mission-driven organizations are aiding people living in extreme poverty and enduring the food crises.

USDA Kicks Off Drive for School Meals Worldwide

William Lambers | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Throughout their careers, McGovern and Dole have fought for school lunches for all children, both here in the U.S. and abroad. That is the goal we have to keep seeking.