Yemen is the world's largest hunger crisis, and conflict is the key
driver. Over 20 million Yemenis — that's 70% of the country's
population — don't know where their next meal is coming from.
Over 200,000 are now on the brink of famine, and 3.2 million women and
children need urgent treatment for acute malnutrition.
More than eight years of war in Syria have pushed 6.5 million Syrians to
extreme levels of hunger and poverty. More than 6.2 million are
displaced inside the country and another 5.6 million live abroad as
refugees. Syrian children have born the brunt of the war's effects and
more than 1.7 million of them are out of school.
It’s been nearly two years since the 2017 exodus of Rohingya refugees
from Myanmar, and the situation remains critical. More than 910,000
Rohingya refugees have escaped violence and persecution, settling in
camps, makeshift shelters and host communities in Bangladesh. The
largest is the Kutupalong camp in Cox’s Bazar district — now the
largest refugee camp in the world — where 80% of the refugees are
entirely dependent on WFP food assistance.
Conflict in Nigeria is affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions
of people. Almost
people are facing severe levels of hunger and
over 1 million children
under 5 are acutely malnourished. Violence and insecurity are causing
mass migrations of people, with
living in camps or host communities and hundreds of thousands more
seeking refuge in neighboring countries.
The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
Due to armed conflict and widespread displacement,
people are severely food insecure in the DRC — and about
5 million children
are acutely malnourished.
Humanitarian intervention has prevented famine from sweeping across
the entire country of South Sudan — but more than
people, half the population, are severely food insecure after years of
violence, instability and civil war.