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Escalating violence has pushed millions of people into the depths of hunger. Without immediate help, they face starvation.
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 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, 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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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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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 the causes of global hunger? Let’s find out! The answers may surprise you.

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Sign the ZeroHunger Pledge

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

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Interact With Our Infographic

Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. 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/Jonathan Dumont Children at War: Seven Stories From the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

Hunger is especially cruel to children. And it's a daily reality for millions of them – a scale that’s difficult for most of us to imagine.

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Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini Seeing Yemen Through the Eyes of an Award Winning Journalist: "They Might Starve"

When I came home after a recent mission to Yemen, I slammed my car door so hard that the window came out of alignment. The faces and stories of the people I'd met had stayed with me.

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Photo: Unsplash/Doug Maloney In Syria, How Do You Escape Bombs When You're in a Wheelchair?

"I defy anyone to keep a tear inside their eye when you see the people who are our friends, neighbors, families in this terrible situation," says Isam Ismail, WFP's program officer in Syria.

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