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Emergencies

Responding in Times of Crisis

Hunger is often the first emergency when catastrophe strikes. Natural disasters like typhoons and droughts destroy homes and farmland alike, leaving entire communities homeless and hungry. Conflict and war forces families to leave everything behind—including their livelihoods, leaving them with no way to put food on the table.

That’s why the World Food Programme (WFP) is among the first humanitarian organizations on the ground to help hungry families in crisis. In conflict zones like Syria, Iraq, and Yemen to regions of the world impacted by earthquakes and flooding, WFP works closely with national governments, the private sector and civil society partners to deliver life-saving food assistance when it matters most. The agency is also responsible for setting up vital telecommunications systems so the international aid community, government officials and local NGOs can coordinate relief and recovery efforts on the ground.

Last year, WFP reached more than 30 million people in emergencies across the globe.

Support WFP's emergency response efforts.

Help provide life-saving food to families caught in crisis.

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World Food Program USA's Emergency Response Fund

This Fund serves as a gateway for our donors to meet their philanthropic desire in addressing global hunger and assisting those who need it most in times of crisis. Created to finance WFP humanitarian relief operations during disasters and emergencies, the Fund provides an efficient, flexible solution for investors to expedite their charitable gifts to immediately address life-saving logistics and food needs at the onset of a disaster or emergency.

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The Case for Support

Emergency Response: A Lifeline On the Front Lines

WFP is among the first humanitarian organizations on the ground to help hungry families in crisis. In conflict zones like Syria, Iraq and Yemen to regions of the world impacted by natural disaster, WFP works closely with national governments, the private sector and civil society partners to deliver life-saving food assistance when it matters most. The agency is also responsible for setting up vital telecommunications systems so the international aid community, government officials and local NGOs can coordinate relief and recovery efforts on the ground.

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