In times of crisis, WFP is there. It provides 15 billion meals to nearly 90 million people suffering from hunger in more than 80 countries each year.
Food is often the first thing people need when catastrophe strikes. Natural disasters like typhoons and droughts destroy homes and farmland, leaving entire communities homeless and hungry.
Conflict and war force families to leave everything behind, leaving them with no way to put food on the table.
That’s why WFP is one of the first humanitarian organizations on the ground to help families in crisis.
From conflict zones like Syria and Yemen to regions of the world affected by fires and flooding, WFP works closely with national governments, the private sector and partners to deliver lifesaving food assistance when it matters most. WFP sets up vital telecommunications systems so the international aid community, government officials and local NGOs can coordinate relief and recovery efforts.
In 2017, 489 million hungry people lived in countries at war, and 80 percent of WFP resources were dedicated to serving conflict zones.
The fund supports WFP operations during unexpected disasters and emergencies. It’s an efficient, flexible solution for donors who are looking to fast-track their charitable gifts to people in dire need.
Want a closer look at our emergency response programs? Our case has all the photos, figures and details you’re looking for. From split-second earthquakes to year-long droughts, WFP is there.
Each year, WFP provides 15 billion meals to nearly 90 million people suffering from chronic and acute hunger in more than 80 countries.
- 90M people each year
- 80+ countries
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