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Women and Girls Are in Crisis

In the world’s worst hunger hotspots, women often eat last and least, and they are more likely than men to live in extreme poverty. We need your help to send lifesaving food today.

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.

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 How Gender Inequality Leads to Hunger

Of the 690 million people who are food insecure in the world right now, 60 percent are women and girls. Each cause of unequal treatment - from food insecurity and unfair pay to lack of rights and gender norms - reinforces the others.

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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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Find Out How Food Waste & Loss Impact Hunger

Nearly one-third of all the food produced globally each year is lost or wasted. If we could recover all the food we waste, we could feed every hungry person on the planet twice over.

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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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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/Hugh Rutherford Sawyeddollah Became a Refugee at 16. He Tells His Story on World Youth Skills Day.

In honor of World Youth Skills Day, meet a young activist who fled his home in Myanmar at the age of 16 to seek a new life.

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Photo: WFP/Gabriella Cladellas Alaa Fed Her Baby Sugar Water, and 6 More Stories of Raising Infants Without Food

How can moms breastfeed if they can’t feed themselves? What role do fathers play in infant nutrition? How do refugee parents find food in a war zone? These are their stories.

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Photo: WFP/Zainul Mzige How Happy and Her Baby Got Healthy: a Little Food, a Garden and a $22 Loan

The closest job Happy's husband could find was 600 miles away, leaving her to care for their two children while pregnant with their third. A local clinic and a micro loan changed their lives.

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