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When conflict erupts or natural disaster strikes, WFP is there. It feeds families on the front lines of our planet’s most dangerous and complicated emergencies.

Countries on the Brink

Yemen

Nearly 18 million people are struggling to find their next meal, making Yemen the world's largest hunger crisis.

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Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

More than 3 million people – 1 in 4 – are severely hungry in the country’s conflict-ravaged Kasai region.

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South Sudan

More than half of the country lacks access to sufficient food to survive as a result of ongoing violence.

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Syria

After eight years of conflict, over 50 percent of Syrians have been displaced and 6.5 million people don't know where their next meal is coming from.

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Nigeria

Boko Haram has displaced an estimated 1.78 million within the country’s borders—80 percent are women and children.

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Mozambique

Millions of people in Mozambique and surrounding regions were affected by two Category 4 cyclones, Idai and Kenneth, and just six weeks.

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Crisis Watch

Photo: WFP/Micah Albert Climate Change and Hunger

Climate change is one of the top causes of global hunger, leading to more frequent and intense extreme weather events for vulnerable populations. Over 80% of the world’s hungry people live in disaster-prone countries.

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Photo: WFP/Shelley Thakral Bangladesh: Rohingya

Home to the world's largest refugee camp, Bangladesh is hosting nearly 1 million Rohingya refugees from neighboring Myanmar.

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Photo: WFP/Alexis Masciarelli Women and Hunger

In nearly two-thirds of countries around the world, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. Read their stories and see what WFP is doing to help them achieve equality.

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Photo: WFP/Rocío Franco The Dry Corridor in Central America

The Dry Corridor in Central America is experiencing one of the worst droughts of the last ten years with over 1.4 million people in need of food assistance. El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua are the most vulnerable countries.

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Photo: WFP/Fares Khoailed

WFP operates the largest humanitarian transport network in the world. At any given time, 5,000 trucks, 92 aircraft and 20 ships are delivering food across the globe.

WFP delivers lifesaving emergency relief and coordinates on-the-ground logistics operations. From telecommunications systems to bridges and roads, WFP goes to the planet’s most dangerous and difficult-to-reach places.

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Featured Stories

Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua Climate Change & Hunger: Stories From 6 African Countries

Extreme weather events are rapidly increasing hunger and malnourishment. From hurricanes and flooding to droughts and desertification, these six stories portray the very real, very human impacts of a warming world.

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Photo: WFP/Matteo Caravani 14 Facts Linking Climate, Disasters & Hunger

Disasters disproportionately affect the world's poorest people and communities, significantly increasing hunger, malnutrition and their exposure to risk. Here are 14 key facts on the link between disasters and hunger.

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Photo: WFP/Melese Awoke Why Do Floods Follow Droughts? Look to Ethiopia.

Imagine waking up to a wave of water running across your floor and hearing your six children cry out in fear. This is what happened to Agan in Ethiopia when floods washed away everything she had.

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