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How Santa Began a Food for Peace Movement

William Lambers | Posted 12.24.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

CARE packages of food were delivered to the hungry in countries still recovering from World War II. It was as if Santa Claus packed his sled with enough food to feed the world.

Downed Bridge Does Not Stop Convoy for Ukraine's Starving

William Lambers | Posted 12.13.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

Both government forces and the rebels were letting the convoy go through. But there was another obstacle close to their destination, a partially collapsed bridge. It was another casualty of war. Trucks could not pass.

Why the Syrian Refugee Crisis is the Greatest Humanitarian Disaster of Our Time

Negar Mojtahedi | Posted 12.10.2014 | World
Negar Mojtahedi

Harsh winter weather is fast approaching in the Middle East. If the member states of the United Nations don't do something soon, the world's failure to deal with the catastrophe that is spilling out of Syria's civil war, could soon reach historic proportions.

UN Wants To Get 64 Million People To Give $1 To End Syria Hunger Crisis

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program launched an unusual campaign Wednesday to raise $1 contributions from 64 million people around the worl...

Sophia Jones

'If We're Going To Go Hungry Here, We Might As Well Be Hungry In Our Own Homes'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sophia Jones | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

ISTANBUL -- For millions of Syrians, a simple food voucher distributed by the United Nations' World Food Program is the only thing ensuring they won...

Helping Feed Syrian War Refugees

William Lambers | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is asking for your help to save 1.7 million Syrian war refugees from starvation. WFP has launched the 1 Dollar for S...

UN Suspends Food Aid For Over 1 Million Syrian Refugees

AP | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.N. World Food Program says it has suspended a food voucher program serving more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees because of a fu...

Feed a 'Silent Guest' on Giving Tuesday

William Lambers | Posted 11.30.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

When you sit down for a meal on Giving Tuesday, you can set aside a place for a "silent guest," one of the world's hungry. Then you could make a donation to a charity, the cost of feeding your "silent guest."

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 12.23.2014 | 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 12.20.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.17.2014 | 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 12.10.2014 | 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...