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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

Cyclone Idai

Almost 3 million people in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe have been affected by Cyclone Idai and need immediate food assistance.

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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 seven years of conflict, 6.5 million people within Syria don't have enough food.

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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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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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CYCLONE IDAI: Massive cyclone hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

Tropical Cyclone Idai has destroyed homes, schools, businesses and essential infrastructure, leaving over 1.7 million people in urgent need of help.

The work is just beginning – once the floodwaters retreat, WFP will still be on the ground getting food to those who need it most. YOU can help.

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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

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“The water level rose up to our elbows. My husband and I were carrying our children in our arms...We were trapped."

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$140 million is needed as the World Food Programme (WFP) steps up assistance in Mozambique.

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Photo: WFP/Photolibrary Massive Cyclone Hits Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi

The cyclone that hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi has destroyed homes, schools, businesses and essential infrastructure. Survivors have lost everything and need our help.

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