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.

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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

Photo: Gabriella Vivacqua “I am hopeful for peace.” One Mother’s Story of Surviving Conflict and Loss in South Sudan

“On May 8, 2018, I gave birth to my last-born child, and the next day, on May 9, my husband was killed," says Deborah. Her and her children have seen more than their share of hardship, including hunger.

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Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua A Meal Around the World: What a Plate of WFP Food Looks Like in 9 of the World's Hungriest Countries

Have you ever wondered what dinner or breakfast is like for people who don’t get enough to eat? Despite the challenges around them, they’re carrying on culinary traditions, preserving family recipes and building community with what little they have.

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Photo: WFP/Daniel Johnson Six Hunger-Fighting Achievements From Last Year That Make Us Hopeful for the Year to Come

What does it take to operate the world's largest hunger relief effort? 75,000 shipping containers, 17,000 employees, 5,600 trucks, 92 aircraft and 20 ships. This is how we #endhunger.

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Photo: WFP/Suzanne Fenton Small Radio Stations Saved Lives Before Cylone Idai Wiped Them Out. See What They're Doing Now.

“Move to higher ground!” “Keep your family together!” “Keep your phones charged and dry!” These were the warnings that rang out in the hours before the storm hit.

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Photo: Unsplash/Scott Warman From Climate Change and Food Waste to Ebola and Famine: These Were Your 10 Most-Read WFP USA Stories of 2019

Thousands of readers poured in for these stories last year, showcasing their interest in a wide range of topics and formats, from human interest podcasts to climate change infographics. See why.

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Photo: WFP/Matteo Cosorich Eating Insects and Praying for Rain: Zimbabwe Is Gripped by Hunger

With nearly 8 million people — half the country’s population — severely food insecure, families can do nothing but pray for rain. Bread now costs 20 times what it cost six months ago.

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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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