WFP warns 3 million more now ‘teetering on the edge of famine’

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Monday that the number of people teetering on the edge of famine in 43 countries, has risen to 45 million - up by three million this year - as acute hunger spikes around the world.

WFP scales up support in Yemen but fears response could be hampered

24 May 2021

Although the World Food Programme (WFP) is ramping up support to people in Yemen’s worst hunger hotspots, in efforts to prevent famine, sustaining response through the rest of the year is uncertain, the UN agency warned on Monday.

World Food Day: Another year of global record hunger looms amid food and climate crisis

13 Oct 2022

The world is at risk of yet another year of record hunger as the global food crisis continues to drive more people into worsening levels of acute food insecurity, The World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Thursday.


Sub-Saharan Africa under threat from multiple humanitarian crises

08 Apr 2022

The number of hungry people in the Sahel and West Africa has quadrupled over the last three years, currently reaching 41 million, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Friday.