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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/Annabel Symington Extreme Hunger Reached a Five-Year High Last Year. Now Famine Is Looming for Millions.

Our worst fears are coming true. Life-threatening hunger is up, chronic hunger is up and extreme poverty is up. Millions are on the verge of famine due to conflict. How will we respond?

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Photo: WFP/Bart Verweij Teachers Play A Vital Role In Keeping Kids Fed And Healthy Around The World. Meet Six Of These Heroes.

Teachers offer guidance, friendship, socialization - and in the most difficult places, even structure, comfort and food. Teachers go above and beyond - especially in countries where the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) works.

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Photo: WFP/Matteo Cosorich Eating Insects and Praying for Rain: Zimbabwe Is Gripped by Hunger

With nearly 8 million people — half the country’s population — severely food insecure, families can do nothing but pray for rain. For the third consecutive year, Zimbabwe is experiencing drought - the worst the country has seen in 40 years.

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