Ongoing
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Whatever it takes

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 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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Mozambique

After two cyclones hit Mozambique in just six weeks, 2.1 million people need food assistance and long-term rebuilding.

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The Sahel

Comprised of Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger, the Sahel sits just below the Sahara dessert and has become one of the world's worst hunger emergencies.

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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/Jonathan Dumont Children at War: Seven Stories From the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

Hunger is especially cruel to children. And it's a daily reality for millions of them – a scale that’s difficult for most of us to imagine.

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Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini Seeing Yemen Through the Eyes of an Award Winning Journalist: "They Might Starve"

When I came home after a recent mission to Yemen, I slammed my car door so hard that the window came out of alignment. The faces and stories of the people I'd met had stayed with me.

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Photo: Unsplash/Doug Maloney In Syria, How Do You Escape Bombs When You're in a Wheelchair?

"I defy anyone to keep a tear inside their eye when you see the people who are our friends, neighbors, families in this terrible situation," says Isam Ismail, WFP's program officer in Syria.

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