Who WFP
Serves
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Serving the world's most vulnerable people

From displaced families to schoolchildren and subsistence farmers, WFP provides 15 billion meals to over 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.

See Their Stories

Photo: WFP/Mariana Rocha These School Meals in Brazil Reduce Food Waste by Using Would-Be-Trash Vegetables

New recipes are changing the way Brazil's school kitchens operate. Rather than being thrown away, beetroot leaves, carrot tops and pumpkin peels give more nutrients and flavor to dishes.

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Photo: WFP/Alexis Masciarelli It's in the Bag! This Simple Storage System Is Slashing Food Loss.

Farmers in Sudan lose up to 40% of their crops every year. Hermetic bags cost just $2 and reduce loss to less than 2%.

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Photo: WFP/Marco Frattini Ramadan in “the graveyard for the living”

Seven women share their experiences of extreme hardship during Ramadan in war-torn Yemen

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Photo: WFP/Ladi Eguche Driving Is for Men Only. This Woman Is Breaking the Myth.

The story of a wife, mother, student and a professional driver with World Food Programme in Nigeria.

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Photo: WFP/Nathan Sarker Childhood, interrupted: Are we meeting the needs of adolescent mothers?

Adolescent mothers have unique nutrition and socio-cultural needs. To ensure that the development community is serving them appropriately, we need to reroute, says WFP Nutrition Deputy Director Fatiha Terki.

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Photo: WFP / Katarzyna Chojnacka "Now all the boats have washed away… to Madagascar”

World Food Programme (WFP) drone team assesses the villages most affected by Cyclone Kenneth

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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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