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Rising hunger from COVID-19 could take the lives of 10,000 children every month. Help us fight back.
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 138 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in more than 80 countries this year.

Childhood Malnutrition

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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Food Waste & Hunger

If we could recover all the food we lose and waste every year, we could feed every man, woman and child on the planet twice over. See how we're working to make that a reality.

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COVID-19 Fueling Hunger

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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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 we work, who we serve, the programs we run and the food we deliver.

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Drivers of Hunger

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

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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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Looming Famine

New data on the impact of the pandemic is shocking: It threatens to double the number of severely hungry people this year. WFP is undertaking its biggest response ever to serve 138M of them.

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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

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Photo: WFP/Nihab Rahman How Blockchain Is Helping WFP Fight Against the Coronavirus in Bangladesh

Blockchain is helping people in the largest refugee camp in the world get quicker, easier, more straightforward access to the lifesaving assistance they need.

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Photo: WFP/Ammar Bamatraf The Number of Hungry Children on the Planet Keeps Rising: Here’s a Deep Dive Into What That Means

Here's a look at our latest report on childhood malnutrition, and its crushing impact on babies and children.

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Photo: WFP/Tala Louieh How Data Analytics and Visualization Software Is Transforming the Lives of 240,000 Refugees in Tanzania

This is what happens when you take 240,000 refugees in Tanzania, mix in the latest digital solutions, and then feed the data into cutting-edge visualization tools.

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