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Ukraine and Russia are the world's breadbasket, and the war has triggered a wave of steep price hikes around the globe that threaten to push another 47 million people into extreme hunger this year. We urgently need your help to continue our lifesaving work.

Saving Lives. Changing Lives.

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, providing lifesaving meals to 147 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in more than 120 countries and territories 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
Statement from World Food Program USA on $5 Billion Supplemental Funding for International Humanitarian Assistance Passed by U.S. Congress

World Food Program USA commends the passage of H.R. 7691, a bill that provides additional supplementary funding by the United States to address the crisis in Ukraine and its global impacts.

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Photo: WFP/Sayed Asif Mahmud/2022 Growing Entrepreneurship: How WFP Is Empowering Women in the World's Largest Refugee Camp

Over four years, the profits of Hason's farming business have grown steadily – allowing her to build a house, pay for the education of her six children and support her adult children's marriages.

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Photo: WFP/Arete/ Saiyna Bashir/2021 Needs at All-Time High Even Before the War in Ukraine, Food Crises Report Says

The number of people facing severe hunger continues to grow at an alarming rate, according to the 2022 Global Report on Food Crises.  

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