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How WFP's work changes lives for zero hunger

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We are the largest humanitarian organization saving and changing lives worldwide

We bring life-saving relief in emergencies and use food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impacts of climate change.

WFP in 2022

  • 128.2 Million people in over 120 countries and territories received assistance from WFP
  • 5.6K trucks 100 aircraft and 30 ships are on the go on any given day
  • 15.5 million children received nutritious meals, school snacks or take-home rations

Saving lives
in emergencies

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WFP is one of the first agencies on the ground in global emergencies caused by conflict, climate shocks, pandemics and other disasters. We provide life-saving support to people at risk of going hungry, and we coordinate the response of the global humanitarian community to large-scale emergencies. Read more about our emergencies

Changing lives

Food assistance: cash-based and in-kind

WFP distributes food in areas where it is scarce. In places where food is available but unaffordable, we give vulnerable people cash or vouchers to buy nutritious ingredients. These cash transfers give people more choice, protect them from financial exploitation, and support the local economy. Read more

Where we work

In 2021, WFP assisted 128.2 million people in over 120 countries and territories.

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