Who WFP
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Serving the world's most vulnerable people

From displaced families to schoolchildren and subsistence farmers, WFP provides 4.3 million tons of food to nearly 90 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.

Photo: WFP/Francisco Fion
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.

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Photo: WFP/Alexis Masciarelli The Latest From Haiti: "I don’t know what my children will eat."

Millions of Haitians have been hit hard by rising prices, a weakening local currency and a drop in agricultural production. One in three are in need of urgent food assistance.

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The Women and Girls Uprooted by Boko Haram

With their homes destroyed and their husbands killed, the women and children who fled Boko Haram in Nigeria, Chad and Cameroon have nowhere to turn.

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Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa Children Are the Hidden Victims of Hunger and War. Here Are Some of Their Stories.

The world may be moving on to a new year, but in Yemen, millions are being left behind. Conflict has created a hunger crisis in the country.

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Photo: WFP/Ziad Rizkallah "Everyone Abandoned Me": The Struggle of a Single Mother Trying to Feed Her Children While Living as a Refugee

Fatima is one of many mothers living in a makeshift refugee camp in Lebanon. Each one has a different story to tell, none of which are easy to hear. This is Fatima's.

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Photo: WFP/Ziad Rizkallah 7 Simple Ways You Can Help Hungry Families This Holiday Season With WFP USA

WFP works hard to ensure that everyone has the nutrition they need to thrive – but we need your help.

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Photo: WFP/Adedeji Ademigbuji In Nigeria, Some Traumas Are So Deep That People Lose Their Memories

"They all have terrible stories,” says Amina, whose son was kidnapped by fighters. “Some have lost loved ones along the way and some have even lost their memories because of the trauma they have suffered.”

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I want to help save lives.

When they are forced from their homes by conflict or can’t leave because they don’t have the means, WFP makes 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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