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FAMINE IS LOOMING FOR MILLIONS

There is no reason why famine should exist in 2021. Yet, 41 million people across the globe are facing life-threatening hunger. We need your help to save their lives.

Saving Lives. Changing Lives.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been on the front lines 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.

Find Out How Climate Change is Driving Hunger

Climate starves livestock, farms and families. Without immediate action, the number of people worldwide who need humanitarian assistance due to climate-related disasters could double by 2050.

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Learn About the #1 Cause of Hunger

Violence, war, persecution. No matter what you call it, conflict is the number one driver of hunger in the world, affecting more people today than any other time in the last two decades.

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Explore How Gender Inequality Leads to Hunger

Of the 690 million people who are food insecure in the world right now, 60 percent are women and girls. Each cause of unequal treatment - from food insecurity and unfair pay to lack of rights and gender norms - reinforces the others.

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This Is How We Fight Hunger: See WFP in Action

From emergency relief and immediate food assistance to long-term agriculture training and school meals programs, we’re helping people build resilience and overcome the ravages of hunger.

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Help Us End Severe Childhood Hunger

Nearly 50 million children suffer from severe malnutrition every year, claiming the lives of 3 million. We can't stand idly by and watch an entire generation disappear. We need your help.

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See How COVID-19 Is Fueling Famine

See the latest on COVID-19: how it's spreading, its impact and the lethal threat it poses to populations that are already vulnerable and hungry.

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See the Latest Stories of Hunger & Hope

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Photo: WFP/Photolibrary WFP Sends First Humanitarian Passenger Flight Into Tigray

The first United Nations Humanitarian Air Service passenger flight, which is managed by WFP, has touched down at Tigray’s Alula Aba Nega International Airport in Mekelle today.

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Photo: WFP/Mohammed Awadh Statement by WFP Executive Director on Qatari Funding for Humanitarian Operations in Yemen

Qatar’s support, part of which will go to WFP, is critical for staving off famine in Yemen and will save millions of lives.

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Photo: Kevin Zelaya “Hope Is Key to Our Work.” Highlights From a Conversation Between WFP USA’s President and the Alliance’s Eric Mitchell

On June 29th, World Food Program USA President and CEO Barron Segar sat down with the Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger, Eric Mitchell, to discuss hunger in Central America.

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Emergencies

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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