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Our climate will push 29 million people into severe hunger this year
Photo: WFP/Angel Buitrago
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 six largest and most urgent humanitarian crises on the planet: Yemen, Syria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, Nigeria and Mozambique.

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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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Climate Change

The frequency and severity of natural disasters such as hurricanes, harsh droughts and devastating floods are increasing, with severe consequences for the world’s most vulnerable people.

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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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Photo: WFP/Kevin Ouma Photos

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

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Take Action

Take the Hunger Quiz

How much do you know about climate’s effect on global hunger? Let’s find out! The answers may surprise you.

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Sign the ZeroHunger Pledge

Families in crisis need your help. Your signature is powerful than you know. Sign our pledge today.

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Interact With Our Infographic

Climate is the 2nd leading cause of hunger. Click and scroll through our interactive infographic to learn more.

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Play the Freerice Game

For every question you answer correctly, the equivalent of 10 grains of rice are donated to WFP.

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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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Food WFP Delivers

Solving hunger means delivering the right food at the right time. Sometimes, dried staples like beans and fortified grains are ideal. Other times, its high-energy biscuits and micronutrient powders.

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Stories of Hunger & Hope

Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji Stop Food Waste. Start Making Profit.

In Malawi, farmers have learned how to properly store their grains and sell them for a profit. The money now pays for things like school fees, soap and livestock.

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Scaling Up in Silicon Valley to Disrupt Global Hunger

Meet the advanced-stage innovation teams participating in the first-ever WFP Innovation Accelerator Bootcamp and Pitch Nigh in Silicon Valley.

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Silicon Valley Bootcamp Start Ups Disrupt Global Hunger

Meet the early-stage innovation teams participating in the first-ever WFP Innovation Accelerator Bootcamp and Pitch Night in Silicon Valley.

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