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 1000 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

“It Makes Me Sad Some People Don’t Get to Eat.” Seven-Year-Old Boy Donates His Savings to World Food Program USA

“I asked him how much he wanted to give,” his father Paul said about his son's gift, “and he told me to just take it all.”

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Photo: WFP/Edward Johnson It’s Tea Time at Mohamad’s House, and the Whole World's Invited

Meet Mohamad, a tiny tea enthusiast and Syrian refugee living in Lebanon. His is a story about how important tea is to communities around the world who rely on WFP for help.

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Photo: WFP/Hussam Al saleh After His Blossoming Beekeeping Business Was Destroyed by Syria's Civil War, Here's How WFP Helped Him Rebuild It.

On World Bee Day, we take a look back at the story of one man who lost everything to civil war but found hope in honey.

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Photo: WFP/Rein Skullerud On National Nurses Day, We Salute Healing Heroes Working in the Toughest Places Around the World

It's National Nurses Day, and we're taking a moment to recognize some of the most crucial members of our global community. Meet the nurses working alongside WFP to save lives.

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Photo: WFP/Berta Tilmantaite Coronavirus Has Sent Ecuador Spiraling Into an Emergency. This Is How Families Are Struggling to Adapt.

Guayaquil, Ecuador has become a hotspot in the COVID-19 crisis, as an aggressive outbreak recently hit the city. WFP talked to a beneficiary family there to see how their coping in this turbulent time.

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Photo: WFP/Saikat Mojumder ‘We Can Now Collect Food With Dignity’

This women's history month, Rohingya women share their stories of feeding their families under the most extreme conditions imaginable. How will history remember them?

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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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