the world's most
vulnerable people
Image depicting the world's most vulnerable people
Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini
Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini
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.

Photo: WFP/Diego Fernandez
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.

Photo: WFP/Mohammed Awadh
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.

Photo: WFP/Annabel Symington
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.

See Their Stories

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Photo: WFP/Isheeta Sumra In the Words of This Little Girl, A Warm Meal and 'Magic Sprinkles' Make Learning Possible

7-year-old Rani is breaking all kinds of rules for girls in India. She plays sports, she's the top of her class, and she cut her hair short. Meals and 'magic sprinkles' make it possible.

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Photo: WFP/Zainul Mzige How Happy and Her Baby Got Healthy: a Little Food, a Garden and a $22 Loan

The closest job Happy's husband could find was 600 miles away, leaving her to care for their two children while pregnant with their third. A local clinic and a micro loan changed their lives.

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Photo: WFP/Hugh Rutherford In a Divided Time, a Humanitarian Love Story Unites

When American Faith Blanchard moved to Uganda to do charity work, she wasn’t expecting to find love. But when she met Seme, a South Sudanese refugee, that's exactly what she found.

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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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