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Behind the Frontlines: Hunger , Conflict & COVID-19

Conflict is pushing millions toward starvation and COVID-19 is fueling the crisis. Join our event this Wednesday to get a behind-the-scenes look at the problem and how WFP is helping.

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.

Join Our Next Event: Behind the Frontlines

Tune in for "Behind the Frontlines: Hunger and the Confluence of Conflict and COVID-19" on Wednesday, Dec 2 at noon EST. You won't want to miss this discussion with our expert panelists.

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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 the World's Top Hunger 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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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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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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Get Updates From the Front Lines

Join our mailing list for insider updates about breaking emergencies and what you can do to help.

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Take the Global Hunger Quiz

How much do you know about the causes of global hunger? Let’s find out! The answers may surprise you.

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Sign the ZeroHunger Petition

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

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Host a Fundraiser With Friends

Use your creativity and passion to take an active role in the fight against hunger by creating your own fundraiser.

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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/ Seetashma Thapa Once Indentured Servants, Former Kamlari Women Take Charge of Their Futures

After years of working in a centuries-old system of slavery, these women are building better lives for their families.

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Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua A Meal Around the World: What a Plate of WFP Food Looks Like in 9 of the World's Hungriest Countries

What do severely hungry people eat for dinner? Despite the challenges around them, they carry on culinary traditions, preserve family recipes and build community with what little they have.

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Photo: WFP/Matteo Cosorich Hunger and Domestic Violence: How Today's Food Aid Builds Dams, Fills Bellies & Empowers Women

Patience Mauhura has a message for women: Don't wait for your husbands. Think outside the box. Use your hands and your brains. It's time to work hard.

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