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.

See Their Stories

Photo: WFP/Shafak Fleeing Idlib: "One of The Most Dangerous Trips a Person Could Make"

More than 689,000 people are on the move in northwest Syria as fighting forces families further north. The journey is dangerous, and WFP is working hard to support people who are displaced.

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Women Are Hungry for Change. For Equality. For Food. Meet 10 of Them.

Women face enormous obstacles, yet they are growing crops, delivering medical care, becoming teachers and providing for their families in situations we can hardly imagine.

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Photo: WFP/Matteo Cosorich Hunger and Domestic Violence: How Today's Food Aid Builds Dams, Fills Bellies & Empowers Women

Patience Mauhura has a message for women: Don't wait for your husbands. Think outside the box. Use your hands and your brains. It's time to work hard.

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Photo: WFP/Simon Pierre Diouf These Are the Top 6 Reasons Women Are Hungrier Than Men Today

In nearly two thirds of the world’s countries, women are more likely than men to suffer from hunger and food insecurity. Here are the top six reasons why.

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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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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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