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World Food Programme

Heroic Efforts to Feed the Starving in South Sudan

William Lambers | Posted 09.18.2014 | 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 09.17.2014 | 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 09.11.2014 | 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 08.22.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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.

A Shared Experience -- Could You Live On $1.50 a Day?

Justine Lucas | Posted 05.21.2014 | Impact
Justine Lucas

Imagine having to choose between a .30 cent vaccine and a bowl of rice. What would you do: eat, or save your child? That may sound extreme, but it's a reality.

UN Distribituting Food In Haiti Amid Drought

AP | TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Aid workers in Haiti have begun distributing food to help some of the Caribbean nation's poorest people cope with a sev...

Act Now to Stop Mass Starvation in Central African Republic

William Lambers | Posted 05.20.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

WFP, which relies on voluntary funding, has received so little in donations that it has not been able to preposition food for the rainy season. This is the time of year when roads are washed out and food supplies cannot move.

How One College Will Help 27 Charities in One Afternoon

William Lambers | Posted 05.18.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

On Saturday, April 12 at 3pm, at the Schueler Athletic Field, people are invited to come and walk around the campus track using the free app Charity Miles. When you download this app it keeps track of your workouts.

College Runner Fights World Hunger While Making Comeback From Injury

William Lambers | Posted 05.05.2014 | Sports
William Lambers

Her 2013 cross country season was obviously over. Luckily, her career was saved just in the nick of time. Now with the right diagnosis she could get healthy.

We Can Support Food and Peace for Syria

William Lambers | Posted 04.28.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Whether it's colleges, churches or community organizations you can do something to bring peace and humanitarian aid for all Syrians. While these battlefields are distant in miles, you can still be close at hand in bringing relief to the suffering.

Can the Private Sector Help Combat Hunger and Malnutrition?

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

The World Economic Forum meeting in Davos was a step change with business and political leaders signing up to the UN Secretary General's "Zero Hunger" challenge to eliminate hunger in our lifetimes.

Super Bowl, NFL Can Raise Awareness About Global Hunger

William Lambers | Posted 04.01.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

The Super Bowl can be so much more than a classic championship game and a barrage of advertisements. The NFL, with its powerful media presence, has a great opportunity to help the suffering people around the world.

U.N. Awaiting Green Light To Deliver Month Of Rations To Families Trapped In Homs

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2014 | Impact

* People trapped in Homs a small fraction of besieged civilians * Letter from Homs residents say aid is not enough ...