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Photo: WFP/Antoine Vallas/2022

UKRAINE IN CRISIS

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

HUNGER RISES AS CONFLICT RAGES ON

The war in Ukraine is triggering a wave of collateral hunger across the globe and threatening food security for millions of families. Humanitarian needs are multiplying by the hour.

4.8M

WFP is aiming to reach 4.8M Ukrainians

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One in three households in Ukraine is hungry today

14M

Over 14 million Ukrainians have been displaced

CBS 60 Minutes: WFP in Ukraine

Over 7 million Ukrainians, mostly women, children and elderly, have already fled the country and sought refuge in the neighboring countries. Some 7 million people have been internally displaced from their homes.

HOW WE'RE HELPING THE UKRAINIAN PEOPLE

Conflict is the main driver of hunger and food insecurity in the world. WFP is on the ground inside Ukraine and neighboring countries to provide critical food assistance to those affected by this devastating war.

Photo: WFP/Anastasiia Honcharuk
FOOD DISTRIBUTIONS

WFP delivers monthly food kits and ready-to-eat food rations, primarily in the southern and eastern parts of Ukraine where supply chains and markets are no longer functional.

Photo: WFP/Edward Johnson/2022
CASH AID

To date, WFP has transferred over $200 million dollars to Ukrainians in need. Those eligible for cash-based assistance receive $75 – $22 per month, depending on a family’s size.

Photo: WFP/Giulio d'Adamo/2022
LOGISTICS SUPPORT

On behalf of the United Nations, WFP is in Ukraine and a number of neighboring countries to lead the emergency telecommunications and logistics clusters.

Read the Latest Stories from Ukraine

Photo: WFP/Antoine Vallas/2022 WFP Vessel Leaves Ukraine With Grain for Humanitarian Response in Yemen

A WFP-charted vessel departed today from the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Yuznhy (Pivdennyi) with wheat grain destined for the agency’s humanitarian response in Yemen.

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Photo: WFP/Antoine Vallas/2022 First WFP Vessel Leaves Ukraine, Boosting Efforts to Get Food Supplies to People Threatened by Famine

The first shipment of Ukrainian wheat grain bound for WFP's humanitarian response left Ukraine’s Yuzhny port yesterday, marking another important milestone in getting Ukrainian grain back into global markets.

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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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Interview with Deputy Director of Emergencies Division