The world faces an unprecedented catastrophe unless urgent funding is provided NOW, not later, to assist some 20 million people in Yemen, Somalia, South Sudan and Nigeria living on the brink of famine. We also need access to the most vulnerable communities. It is estimated that some 600,000 children will die in the coming months unless they receive treatment and care.
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- Raised to date
- People in need
See what WFP is doing to prevent famine
Throughout 2017, WFP has distributed food or — where markets are functioning — cash (including mobile phone-based transfers) to more than a million people monthly in Yobe, Adamawa and Borno, the states hardest hit by the crisis.
In August, WFP provided a mix of food, cash and nutrition support to 2.2 million people - including 764,000 mothers and children -in the worst affected areas. This is almost five times the number of people we reached in January this year.
In July alone, WFP assisted 2.9 million people — a record compared to previous hunger seasons and up from 1.75 million in July 2016.
In August, WFP provided food assistance to 7million people. Due to lack of funding, many received reduced rations.