Ongoing
Emergencies
Image depicting Ongoing Emergencies
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.

Read more +
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

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

Read more +
South Sudan

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

Read more +
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.

Read more +
Nigeria

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

Read more +
Bangladesh: Rohingya

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

Read more +

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.

Read more +
Photo: WFP/Alexis Masciarelli Mozambique

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

Read more +
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.

Read more +
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.

Read more +
I want to help save lives.

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.

Take Action

Take the Hunger Quiz

How much do you know about hunger? Take these five questions and find out. The answers may surprise you!

Start Quiz
Be a ZeroHunger Hero

Set up your monthly lifesaving gift right now, and help deliver food to hungry people around the world.

Join Now
Sign the ZeroHunger Pledge

Women in crisis need your help. Your signature is powerful than you know. Sign our pledge today.

Sign Now
Interact With Our Infographic

Of the 821 million hungry people in the world, 60% are women and girls. Help spread the word.

View Now

Featured Stories

Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini Ramadan in “the graveyard for the living”

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

Read more +
Photo: WFP / Katarzyna Chojnacka "Now all the boats have washed away… to Madagascar”

World Food Programme (WFP) drone team assesses the villages most affected by Cyclone Kenneth

Read more +
Photo: AP/CARE/Josh Estey How Extreme Weather Is Pushing More People Into Hunger

The two devastating cyclones that have hit Mozambique in six weeks seem to confirm something climate scientists have been saying for a while: weather is becoming more unpredictable, and extreme events more frequent.

Read more +