This photographic exhibition portrays some of the millions of people who receive food assistance each year from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
The 39 images by some of the world's leading photographers are on display in Rome for two days following a successful tour in New York, Geneva and Vienna.
The exhibition is held thanks to the support of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of WFP’s main donors, and is free to the public from 09.30-19.00 on 19-20 February.
Photos, left to right:
1. Niger, 2012
A child under the age of two is measured form malnutrition following the launch of an emergency operation to assist 3.9 million people. WFP focuses on the critical first 1,000 days of life, when good nutrition lays the foundation for a healthy future.
2. Jordan, Zaatari Refugee Camp, 2013
A little girl was happy to receive dates distributed by WFP as part of a 100-ton donation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia ahead of the holy feast of Eid Al-Adha.
Photo: WFP/Dina El-Kassaby
3. State of Palestine, 2010
Fifth grade Palestinian students show delight for school snack distributed by WFP at all government schools in Gaza. Girls benefit in particular from staying in school - they tend to marry later, have fewer children and eventually earn more. WFP/Eman Mohammed
4. Ecuador, Carchi Province, 2012
WFP provided crucial help to people displaced by floods. Janny, 15 months, holds part of her family's one-month food ration including vegetable oil, lentils and wheat.
Photo: WFP/Gabriela Malo