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WFP Moves To Support Families Affected By Gaza Violence

Responding to rising humanitarian needs brought about by the escalation of conflict in the Gaza Strip, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday began providing emergency assistance to support families, amid fears of low food stocks and rising prices.

The cash support from the UN agency, which is working alongside partners, will benefit more than 51,000 people in northern Gaza.

They include residents who now require assistance for the first time, as well as people who were already WFP beneficiaries but who have been uprooted by the violence. More

Urgent need to strengthen food systems as COVID-19 drives up numbers of hungry people worldwide

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today joins its sister agencies in calling for global action to improve the systems that produce and distribute the food we eat, so that they can better withstand shocks including the COVID-19 pandemic that can spark alarming surges in the level of hunger in the world.

In many countries, the socio-economic effects of the pandemic – particularly loss of earnings and remittances – are heightening existing threats linked to conflict and climate change. The number of acutely hungry people in the world could increase by more than 100 million this year, according to WFP estimates. For particularly fragile countries, a slide towards famine is a real risk. Continue reading