Chin Cheng Hong’s house is built on stilts, but so high have the floodwaters risen in Cambodia this year that even this was not enough to protect her completely. When the waters crept through her floorboards, she knew things were really bad.
The world population is about to reach 7 billion and one in seven of these people is already hungry. By 2050 the population is expected to reach 9 billion. What does that mean for food security and hunger? If you want to read up on it and form an opinion, here are seven ‘must-read’ articles that explore the issues.
Nadifa and her family were nomads. Their thriving business, selling milk and meat from the herds of goats, was decimated by the drought in Somalia. They have sought refuge in the village of Docol in central Somalia, where they are now receiving WFP food assistance.
The viral quiz game that provides grains of rice to hungry children with every right answer is now available in Chinese. Developed by Chinese software company Shanda, the latest edition of Freerice China opens the game to millions of new players who can now test their wits while raising rice for the hungry.
Public and private sector leaders from the field of food security gathered at the U.S. Department of State on Monday to recognize this year’s WFPUSA George McGovern Leadership Award recipients, Bill Gates and Howard G. Buffett for their innovative vision and personal commitment to developing new solutions in the fight against hunger, particularly their work on WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P).
There isn’t enough food to feed the world, most of the world’s hungry live in Africa, and it’s mostly a question of droughts and other natural disasters. All of these statements are wrong. But they reflect a common set of misconceptions on hunger. Here are 11 of the most common myths – with the reality they mask.
WFP’s Para Hunzai talks to a woman who has had to flee her home with her family due to the recent floods in Cambodia.
Like so much of Somalia, the city of Galkacyo is divided between competing factions that each controls part of the city. WFP telecoms experts Ryan Twittey and Aleksandar Dulovic, who were recently there on assignment, describe the tense border crossing necessary to get from one part of the city to the other.
The worst floods Cambodia has seen in a more than a decade continue to wreak havoc across the country where over 250 people are reported dead, more than 46,000 families displaced and an estimated 1.2 million Cambodians affected.
Leaders from governments, international organizations, civil society and the private sector gathered in Rome on Monday to mark the 31st annual World Food Day at the headquarters of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).