Emergency
Relief
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Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua

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.

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 Emergency Response Fund

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.

The Case for Support

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.

I want to help families caught in crisis.

One Family's Story of Life in Syria

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