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Escalating violence has pushed millions of people into the depths of hunger. Without immediate help, they face starvation.
Photo: WFP/Mohammed Awadh
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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New President & CEO

WFP USA is pleased to announce that UNICEF USA's Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Barron Segar, will join the organization as its new President and CEO on January 21, 2020.

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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: WFP/Alexis Masciarelli The Latest From Haiti: "I don’t know what my children will eat."

Millions of Haitians have been hit hard by rising prices, a weakening local currency and a drop in agricultural production. One in three are in need of urgent food assistance.

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The Women and Girls Uprooted by Boko Haram

With their homes destroyed and their husbands killed, the women and children who fled Boko Haram in Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon have nowhere to turn.

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Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa Children Are the Hidden Victims of Hunger and War. Here Are Some of Their Stories.

The world may be moving on to a new year, but in Yemen, millions are being left behind. Conflict has created a hunger crisis in the country.

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