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We Go Where Others Can't

And we're the largest hunger-fighting organization on the planet.

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has been on the front lines of the world’s worst hunger crises and famines since 1962, and we’re scaling up to reach 138 million of the world’s most vulnerable people this year.

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's 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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Want to see what happens at WFP when a disaster strikes?

See Our Work in Action

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Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini Celebrating Ramadan in Yemen: “the Graveyard for the Living”

Seven incredible women share their experiences of extreme hardship during Ramadan in war-torn Yemen.

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Photo: WFP/Belinda Popovska On National Siblings Day, Meet Khamisa: Refugee and Provider for Her Family

Every month Khamisa, who wants to become a doctor, walks from the family shelter to the U.N. World Food Programme distribution centre in Alagaya Camp, White Nile State to collect food for her parents and four siblings. She is one of the 387,000 refugees across Sudan that WFP supported in the first half of 2019. "Home is close by, but it feels so long ago," Khamisa says.

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Photo: WFP/Jonathan Eng Liberee’s Story: Rwandan Genocide Survivor Returns to Her WFP Roots

A survivor of the 1994 Rwandan genocide, Liberee was inspired to join WFP as a monitor helping Burundian refugees because of the emergency food assistance she received as a child. In the wake of the genocide, WFP distributed emergency food assistance to people in need, and still provides lifesaving humanitarian assistance to refugees from neighboring Burundi and the DRC.

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