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HUNGER IS SPREADING OUTWARD FROM UKRAINE

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.

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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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Emergencies

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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