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The World's Most Vulnerable People

The Hungriest of the Hungry

From displaced families and schoolchildren to subsistence farmers and refugees, we deliver over 4 million tons of food to nearly 138 million people each year.

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Families in Crisis

Natural disasters, poverty, persecution, conflict and extreme weather turn people’s lives upside down.  WFP helps them stay in their homes, get the food they need, build infrastructure and get back on their feet.

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Children

Children are innocent victims of the forces that causes hunger. They are the most vulnerable to malnutrition and can face a lifetime of ill health as a result. WFP ensures they get the nutrients and education they deserve.

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Women & Girls

In nearly two-thirds of countries around the world, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and malnourishment. WFP provides them with the food and resources they need to reach their full potential.

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Farmers

It’s a cruel irony that half the world’s hungry people are small-scale farmers. They rely on modest gardens to feed their families, yet they lack basic modern resources to make the most of their crops.

See Their Stories

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Photo: WFP/Badre Bahaji Teach a Woman to Grow Sweet Potatoes, Feed Her Children for a Lifetime

Dorica Samson's 2-year-old son refused to feed on anything other than breast milk, and he eventually fell sick. Things look a lot different for them these days.

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Photo: WFP/Georgina Goodwin Women Do 2.6 Times More Domestic Work Than Men. Here's a Look Inside 10 of Their Kitchens.

Imagine cooking a meal without running water, electricity or even a countertop. Most of us wouldn’t know where to begin. And yet, millions of women around the world do it every day. See 10 of their kitchens.

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Women Are Hungry for Change. For Equality. For Food. Meet 10 of Them.

Women face enormous obstacles, yet they are growing crops, delivering medical care, becoming teachers and providing for their families in situations we can hardly imagine.

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When they are forced from their homes by conflict or can’t leave because they don’t have the means, we make sure the most vulnerable people get the food and resources they need to survive and thrive.

Food saves lives, feeds dreams and changes futures.

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