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Our Work Saves Lives

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/Gabriela Vivacqua A Meal Around the World: What a Plate of WFP Food Looks Like in 9 of the World's Hungriest Countries

What do severely hungry people eat for dinner? Despite the challenges around them, they carry on culinary traditions, preserve family recipes and build community with what little they have.

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Photo: WFP/Matteo Cosorich Hunger and Domestic Violence: How Today's Food Aid Builds Dams, Fills Bellies & Empowers Women

Patience Mauhura has a message for women: Don't wait for your husbands. Think outside the box. Use your hands and your brains. It's time to work hard.

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Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini Winning the Peace in Humanitarian Emergencies

Conflict, displacement, natural disasters: they’ve left 149 million people facing severe levels of hunger. Here's why and how it happens.

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