a new pandemic:
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New data shows COVID-19 could DOUBLE the number of severely hungry people this year
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Saving Lives. Changing Lives.

WFP has been on the front lines of the world’s worst hunger crises, fighting hunger and famine since 1962, providing lifesaving meals to 100 million of the world’s most vulnerable people in more than 80 countries each year.

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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 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, gender disparities, food waste and extreme poverty. WFP works every day to help people build resilience and overcome these threats.

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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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Climate Change & Hunger

Climate change is one of the leading causes of global hunger, causing more frequent and intense extreme weather events. Over 80% of the world’s hungry people live in disaster-prone countries.

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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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Looming Famine

This year's Global Report on Food Crises is shocking: Coronavirus threatens to push 130 million more people into the depths of hunger, with famine in up to 36 countries.

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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

“It Makes Me Sad Some People Don’t Get to Eat.” Seven-Year-Old Boy Donates His Savings to World Food Program USA

“I asked him how much he wanted to give,” his father Paul said about his son's gift, “and he told me to just take it all.”

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Photo: WFP/Giulio d'Adamo Birds, Bees and Bats: We Need an Environmental Intervention Today to Achieve Zero Hunger

We need biodiversity to sustain and expand the world’s food supply. To achieve zero hunger, our agricultural and food system interventions need to double as environmental interventions.

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Photo: WFP/Edward Johnson It’s Tea Time at Mohamad’s House, and the Whole World's Invited

Meet Mohamad, a tiny tea enthusiast and Syrian refugee living in Lebanon. His is a story about how important tea is to communities around the world who rely on WFP for help.

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