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David Beasley, WFP Executive Director, Warns of Famine in Nobel Prize Speech

by Kenny Stancil CommonDreams News December 17, 2020

David Beasley, the Executive Director of the UN World Food Program (WFP), warns of famine in his acceptance speech on behalf of WFP as the world reels from the Covid-19 Pandemic and on-going conflict in Yemen. ...

Four Famine Hot Spots

by WFP Staff WFP/FAO November 9, 2020

The World food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) have reported that Burkina Faso, Yemen, Nigeria's Northeast and South Sudan are considered the top four famine hot spots. ...

The cost of a plate of food 2020

by World Food Programme World Food Programme November 7, 2020

The World Food Programme details what a plate of food costs around the world...

COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts on Food Security

by FEWS Net FEWS Net October 29, 2020

FEWS Net offers an interactive map and briefing on the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on food security....

England footballer raises funds for hungry children

by Alexandra Topping and Patrick Butler The Guardian October 24, 2020

After the government declined to extend meal benefits for children, England and Manchester United footballer Marcus Rashford began collecting donations from businesses and citizens....

A U.N. Agency Lauded for Its Work Faces a Funding Shortage

by Augusta Saraiva, Darcy Palder Foreign Policy October 20, 2020

The World Food Program will need more than a Nobel Prize to feed the millions who are newly food-insecure....

World Food Day 2020

by FAO FAO October 16, 2020

Grow, Nourish, Sustain. Together. The COVID-19 global health crisis has been a time to reflect on things we truly cherish and our most basic needs. These uncertain times have made many of us rekindle our appreciation for a thing that s...

World Food Programme wins 2020 Nobel Peace Prize

by The Nobel Prize The Nobel Prize October 9, 2020

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded to World Food Programme (WFP) "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict."...

Conflict Creates Hunger

by Simona Beltrami World Food Programme September 24, 2020

In Celebration of World Peace Day on 21 September, David Beasley, World Food Programme's Executive Director stated that "We cannot end hunger until we end conflict"....

Beirut port blast accelerates separate crisis: Hunger

by Amy Lieberman Devex August 24, 2020

The explosion in Beirut in early August has amplified another, relatively new crisis in Lebanon: rapidly rising rates of food insecurity...