Crisis in
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Half the population is going hungry from drought, and they urgently need help to survive.
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Saving Lives. Changing Lives.

WFP has been on the front lines fighting hunger and famine since 1962, providing lifesaving meals to nearly 90 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in more than 80 countries each year.

Top Emergencies

These are the seven largest and most urgent humanitarian crises on the planet: Yemen, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Nigeria, Mozambique and the Sahel.

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WFP's Work

WFP is the largest hunger-fighting organization in the world. See where it works, who it serves, the programs it runs and the food it delivers.

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Drivers of Hunger

What causes hunger? Conflict, extreme weather events, food waste and extreme poverty. WFP works every day to help people build resilience and overcome these threats.

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Hunger & Food Waste

Food loss and food waste are major contributors to global hunger. If we could recover all the food we waste, we could feed every hungry person on the planet twice over.

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Conflict & Hunger

Violence. War. Persecution. Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. See why WFP dedicates 80% of its resources to helping people survive in conflict zones.

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Women & Hunger

In nearly two-thirds of countries around the world, women are more likely to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. Ironically, nearly half of all small-scale farmers are women.

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The Faces and Voices of World Hunger

Videos

See life from Syria to South Sudan. Our videos tell the story of hunger and how we can end it.

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Hacking Hunger Podcast

Our podcast shares hidden, human stories about food and life on the front lines of hunger.

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Across the world, WFP photographers capture the incredible work WFP does and the people it serves.

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Take the Hunger Quiz

How much do you know about the causes of global hunger? Let’s find out! The answers may surprise you.

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Interact With Our Infographic

Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. Click and scroll through our interactive infographic to learn more.

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New President & CEO

WFP USA is pleased to announce that UNICEF USA's Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Barron Segar, has joined the organization as its new President and CEO.

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WFP's Programs

Sending emergency relief. Providing school meals. Helping small-scale farmers and restoring land. WFP is constantly seeking solutions to help the world’s hungriest people survive and become self-sufficient.

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Stories of Hunger & Hope

Photo: Gabriella Vivacqua “I am hopeful for peace.” One Mother’s Story of Surviving Conflict and Loss in South Sudan

“On May 8, 2018, I gave birth to my last-born child, and the next day, on May 9, my husband was killed," says Deborah. Her and her children have seen more than their share of hardship, including hunger.

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Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua A Meal Around the World: What a Plate of WFP Food Looks Like in 9 of the World's Hungriest Countries

Have you ever wondered what dinner or breakfast is like for people who don’t get enough to eat? Despite the challenges around them, they’re carrying on culinary traditions, preserving family recipes and building community with what little they have.

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Photo: WFP/Daniel Johnson Six Hunger-Fighting Achievements From Last Year That Make Us Hopeful for the Year to Come

What does it take to operate the world's largest hunger relief effort? 75,000 shipping containers, 17,000 employees, 5,600 trucks, 92 aircraft and 20 ships. This is how we #endhunger.

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