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Human Flood from the Third World: Is there a Solution?

Migrants from Syria

The dilemma for developed world, and particularly for Western Europe, is profound, and could shutter its moral foundation. Read More »

Syria’s Road to Peace Must End Hunger Too

Damascus, Syria: Fatema feeds her 18 month old daughter, Haneen. Fatema's family was displaced from their home in Douma in rural Damascus and now receive aid from the World Food Programme. More than 11 million Syrians have been displaced from their homes. (Credit: WFP/Abeer Etefa)

As Syria's tragic civil war enters its fifth year, we can't forget the silent enemy civilians face daily: hunger. We, the international community, must do everything possible to feed Syria's war victims. Read More »

Food Ambassador Brings Urgent Message to UN General Assembly

WFP director (Etharin Cousin (left) in South Sudan discussing the mission to prevent famine in the war-torn country (World Food Programme photo)

The General Assembly has the power to save millions of children from the physical and mental damage of malnutrition. Read More »

Syrian Refugees in Turkey Need Humanitarian Aid

This Syrian family used to lead a happy life in Aleppo. Now the parents and children sleep on the streets of Istanbul in Turkey. They are among the 3 million refugees from Syria, many of whom live in desperate conditions. (UNHCR/S.Baldwin)

It's vital that refugees from Syria's war receive humanitarian aid. The future of the Middle East depends on how we respond to this emergency. Read More »

Syrian Refugee Children Lose School Food Program

Syrian refugee children in Iraq will not be able to get food at school because of funding constraints (World Food Programme photo)

Syrian children attending school in refugee camps in Iraq will be without a feeding program when classes start next week. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Under the Wire’ by Paul Conroy


A memoir of wartime in Syria that reads like a gripping novel. Read More »

Syria Crisis: Small Food Packages Save Children

Ten-year-old Omar from Derayya is still recovering from heart surgery that he got in the Damascus Children’s Hospital 10 months ago. The volunteers at ths clinic say that Omar is progressing steadily and gaining weight with the help of Plumpy’doz. (WFP/Dina Elkassaby)

It's a small package of food. But for a child it's a life-saver. Read More »

U.S. Food for Peace Plan Needs Support in Congress


Let's remember that our decisions on food aid policy can change lives and make or break an entire generation in whole countries and regions. Read More »

Book Review: ‘The Gendarme’ by Mark T. Mustian

Book Review The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian

. In war and under pressure, regular people commit atrocities. Read More »

Book Review: ‘Under the Wire: Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment’ by Paul Conroy


A compelling story of the people who write about war, and those who live and die in it. Read More »