Free school lunches, a pillar of Brazil's anti-poverty efforts, are now one of its main weapons against surging post-pandemic hunger. And that's not the only benefit.
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A deal struck Thursday is set to allow humanitarian aid parked in Egypt into Gaza. How much and how soon food would arrive remains uncertain.
The world will see mass migration, destabilized countries and starving people in the next 12 to 18 months without billions of dollars more funding, the U.N. World Food Program chief warned.
At World Food Programme distribution sites, "Everybody tells us, 'Last winter was difficult, but we have no idea how we will get through the coming winter,'" says a WFP spokesperson in Kabul.
In Chad, one of the continent's poorest countries, rising food and fuel prices — and drought — have left many hungry and unable to afford the limited food that is for sale.
The 2022 honoree is Cynthia Rosenzweig, whose computer modeling shows the impact on global crops. She talks about her "aha" moment, a big surprise in her findings and her plans for the $250,000 prize.
"It shouldn't be a lottery of life about who gets to eat, who doesn't get to eat. Do I keep my child warm or do I give my child food?" a World Food Programme Afghanistan spokesperson tells NPR.
Elon Musk reportedly made $36 billion in a single day. What if he gave a sixth of that to the World Food Programme? We ask researchers how much of a change $6 billion could bring.
The U.N. World Food Programme has a canine mascot named Foxtrot. Reports are that the pooch is rolling over with joy at the news of the prize.
Some 135 million people globally lived on the edge of starvation last year. The World Food Program fears the effects of the virus could balloon that number to a staggering 265 million this year.