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The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been fighting hunger and famine since 1962, and this year we’re embarking on our biggest scale-up ever to deliver lifesaving meals to nearly 138 million people in more than 80 countries.

Our WORK

Emergencies

60 percent of the world's hungry live in just eight countries. Here are the top six.

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Drivers of Hunger

Conflict, extreme weather, natural disasters and extreme poverty. Ending hunger is a big challenge, but together it's solvable.

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Who WFP Serves

From displaced families and schoolchildren to subsistence farmers and refugees, we deliver over 4 million tons of food to nearly 138 million people each year.

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WFP Programs

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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Food WFP Delivers

See the different kinds of food WFP delivers to hungry families across the globe.

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Where WFP Works

WFP feeds more than 100 million people in more than 80 countries worldwide.

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Food Security Policy & advocacy

History of U.S. Global Food Security Policy

We work with Congress to advance policies that ensure the world's most vulnerable people have access to nutritious food.

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Reports and Publications

Read the WFP USA research that shapes policy on key food security and humanitarian issues.

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Policy Resources

Take a look at the data that helps us achieve our policy and advocacy goals.

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See our work in action

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Photo: WFP/Saikat Mojumder 17M Underage Girls Become Mothers Every Year and They Are So Hard to Reach

We need to remind the world of the exponential power of investing in adolescent girls. "If this was the stock market, you’d have investors flocking," says one doctor.

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While Many Women Celebrate Progress This Year, 500 Million Are Still Left Behind

It's International Equal Pay Day, and despite earning less, studies show that when women earn an income, they reinvest 90% of it back into their families and communities.

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Photo: UN Mozambique/Karel Prinsloo Schools, Health and Nutrition — Why Coronavirus Demands a Rethink of Education

Carmen Burbano, Director of School Feeding at the World Food Programme, says we must rethink the entire education system or risk a "generational catastrophe."

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