The dangerous economics of this outbreak
Thanksgiving weekend is all about stuffing one's face with delicious turkey and other holiday treats. It is also a good time to remind people that global hunger exists, is solvable, and because of the World Food Program, we have a way to fight hunger in all corners of the globe.
Food supplies could run out in six to eight weeks, warns the WFP. Would NATO participate in a humanitarian ceasefire?
The austere U.S. foreign affairs budget means people around the world will go hungry.
Starvation looms for millions of people in the landlocked African country of Niger. Earlier this month, the World Food Program executive director Josette Sheeran declared Niger an emergency operation, saying that the brains and bodies of children under five may become damaged for life. "We risk losing a generation there," she said.
This is not the first time that the New Orleans Saints receiver appeared in the Super Bowl. Back in 2007, Reggie Bush cut this Super Bowl XLI ad for the World Food Program.
For many readers, the Wednesday before Thanksgiving means leaving work early and travelling to our friends and families homes, all in preperaration for a giant meal tomorrow. This seems like an opportune time to remind people that there are over a billion undernourished people in the world. Here are some statistics on global hunger from the World Food Program.
The World Food Program launched a new campaign, a billion for a billion. The idea here is to link the 1 billion internet users around the world with the 1 billion who are chronically hungry.