Photo: WFP/Antoine Vallas/2022


in Crisis

Once a breadbasket of the world, Ukraine’s people now wait in breadlines and face a growing hunger crisis.


The war in Ukraine continues to displace people from their homes, damage infrastructure and disrupt supply chains. Many families have lost access to nutritious foods.


One in five families in Ukraine is hungry today.


On average, WFP supports over 2 million Ukrainians every month.


Nearly 11 million Ukrainians have been displaced.

Ukraine Report

February 2023

February 24, 2023 marked one year since the onset of war in Ukraine.

The conflict has resulted in thousands of civilian casualties, the destruction of critical infrastructure and food insecurity.

To date, nearly 5 million people have been displaced inside Ukraine. Close to 6 million individuals, mainly women, children and elderly people, have sought refuge across Europe in one of the fastest forced population movements since World War II.

Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini/2022

Over 5 million Ukrainians have returned to their home country despite the war. Many of those who return struggle to rebuild their lives, having run out of money and found their homes reduced to rubble.

how We Help the Ukrainian People

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is on the ground inside Ukraine and neighboring countries to provide critical food assistance to those affected by this devastating war.

Food & Cash

Since March 2022, WFP has distributed food and cash assistance equivalent to 2.5 billion meals to Ukrainians. Families near the frontline receive food rations. Where markets are functioning and food is available, WFP provides people with cash-based assistance.

Photo: WFP/Anastasiia Honcharuk
School Meals

WFP recently expanded its school meals program in Ukraine to reach more than 100,000 children in more than 700 schools. The program aims to boost children’s nutrition and alleviate the financial strain on parents who resources have been stretched due to the war. 

Photo: WFP/Anastasiia Honcharuk/2023
Logistics Support

The WFP-led Logistics Cluster facilitates the transportation and storage of humanitarian cargo on behalf of more than 190 partners in Ukraine. WFP also provides trucks for convoys bringing food and other essentials to hard-to-reach areas closest to the frontline.

Photo: WFP/Giulio d'Adamo/2022
Photo: WFP/Anastasiia Honcharuk

CBS 60 Minutes: WFP in Ukraine

Interview with Deputy Director of Emergencies Division

Help save lives today

Donate to send food to families in Ukraine and around the world.