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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 are exacerbating hunger in countries like South Sudan. 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
Photo: WFP/Samantha Reinders/2022 UN Report: Global Hunger Numbers Rose to as Many as 828 Million in 2021

A new United Nations report provides fresh evidence that the world is moving further away from its goal of ending hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition in all its forms by 2030.

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Photo: WFP/Paul Anthem/2022 How a Displaced Professor Found Food and a New Calling Through WFP

When the war broke out in Ukraine, Nina fled her home with nothing. Now, she is working as a program associate with WFP. Read her story, in her own words.  

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Photo: WFP/Sadeq Naseri/2022 WFP Rushes Emergency Food Assistance to Earthquake-Hit Eastern Afghanistan

WFP has delivered emergency food assistance to 18,200 people affected by the devastating earthquake that struck the Paktika and Khost provinces of Afghanistan.

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