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The Afghan people are in the throes of a bitter winter. Over half the population is hungry and the race is on to deliver food to families most in need. We urgently need your support today.

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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been on the frontlines of the world’s worst hunger crises, fighting hunger and famine since 1962. Right now we’re taking on our largest scale-up ever in response to COVID-19, providing lifesaving meals to 109 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in more than 80 countries this year.

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When conflict erupts or natural disaster strikes, WFP is there. It feeds families on the front lines of our planet’s most dangerous and complicated crises.

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WFP's Programs

Sending emergency relief. Providing school meals. Helping small-scale farmers. WFP is providing solutions to help the world’s hungriest people.

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See the Latest Stories of Hunger & Hope
Photo: WFP/Claire Nevill/2022 Severe Hunger Tightens Grip on Northern Ethiopia

A new food security assessment released by WFP shows that almost 40 percent of Tigrayans are suffering an extreme lack of food, after 15 months of conflict.

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Photo: WFP/Julian Frank/2021 Time Is Running out for Afghan Families as Their Country Becomes the World's Largest Humanitarian Crisis

Over the last four months, Afghanistan has become the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Jane Ferguson gives a heartbreaking account of her recent visit to Kabul.

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Photo: WFP/Claire Nevill Our Year in Review: World Food Program USA’s Top 10 Moments of 2021

Through all the challenges and successes of 2021, our team remained grounded by the mission of our work: to do everything in our power to create a world without hunger.

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