More than three years of fighting have turned Yemen into the world’s largest hunger crisis. Two-thirds of the population – nearly 18 million people – don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Eight million of them are on the brink of famine. Violence has destroyed the infrastructure and economy, and in the span of one year, the cost of basic food items has gone up by a third.
The World Food Programme is on the ground, providing emergency food assistance to the most vulnerable Yemeni people, many of whom rely solely on external food assistance. Families receive monthly food packages consisting of flour, oil and pulses.
Together, we are aiming to provide 1,250 families with food for 3 months. Share your meal to support Yemeni families in this urgent time of need.
Uganda has the largest refugee population of any country in Africa due to large numbers of South Sudanese people fleeing ongoing violence since 2016. Now, 43% of all South Sudanese refugees in the region are living in seven settlements in the north of Uganda.
Over 1 million people are receiving urgent assistance in Uganda from WFP, and these men, women and children are able to become more self-sufficient. Communities are also getting access to healthcare and education and they’re able to move freely.
How is the World Food Programme (WFP) helping on the ground? By delivering food and cash transfers to refugees in need. How can you help? By helping us reach our goal of feeding more than 9,000 South Sudanese people for one month.
The humanitarian situation in Gaza is further deteriorating, with half of the population in dire need of assistance. We are now launching a second campaign to raise funds for World Food Programme operations in Palestine.
As essential public services such as healthcare, water and sanitation are collapsing, additional strains are put on already struggling families in Gaza. Half of the population is unemployed, and vulnerable families have resorted to skipping or reducing their meals. If this pace continues, the United Nations has predicted that Gaza will become uninhabitable by 2020.
This escalating situation has caused WFP to prioritise this area in Palestine, and is providing food and electronic food vouchers to 245,000 of the poorest people. WFP’s assistance enables poor households to meet a share of their daily food needs and alleviates the decline in their purchasing power. It is a fundamental safety net that keeps them from falling into deeper poverty. Any interruptions in aid would have devastating effects on these families and their food security.
Together, we want to help feed 1,600 children for one year. We can’t do this without you!
More than half a million Rohingya people have fled Myanmar's northern Rakhine State following an outbreak of violence in late August. Taking only what they can carry, they seek shelter and safety in the Bangladeshi border district of Cox’s Bazar. The area is now filled with makeshift tents.
The World Food Programme is on the ground, distributing nutrient-rich, high-energy biscuits to new arrivals as an emergency measure and then registering people to receive rice, vegetable oil and lentils over the next six months. More than 800,000 people have received food to date. Mothers and children under five -- who are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition -- are given SuperCereal Plus, a fortified wheat-soya blend used to make a nutritious porridge.
Your shared meals will help the World Food Programme to continue providing urgently needed assistance to Rohingya refugees.
From the start of the Syrian crisis, millions of Syrians have fled their homes and crossed into neighbouring countries, including Lebanon. The strain on Lebanon has been huge and many already vulnerable Lebanese families have been affected by this humanitarian crisis.
To ensure access to education, Lebanese and Syrian children attend school in a double-shift system. With its partners, WFP provides school meals at 37 primary schools. With your help, we can provide school meals to 7,000 primary school children for 1 year.
What will these boys and girls receive with your help? Each day, they are given fresh fruit, typically an apple or banana, a bag of nuts and a carton of enriched milk. Share your meal today to help a child affected by the Syrian crisis.
A decade long crisis in NE Nigeria left 2.9 million people food insecure. Your shared meals helped us reach our goal of providing critical food assistance within these communities.
Your shared meals helped us provide emergency support in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia.
You've helped us reach our goal in Palestine! This will support WFP in providing food assistance to about 300,000 of the poorest Palestinians.
Because of your generosity, we can ensure that 2,100 children in Yemen will receive lifesaving food for 1 year.
Together, we've reached our goal of feeding 2,500 children in rural Damascus, Syria for 1 year.
WFP is now providing storage containers and food to 20 schools, aiming to make school meals healthier for the children and ensure there is enough food throughout the year.
Thank you for helping to feed 1,000 Syrian refugee children in Jordan for 1 year.
With your help, 8,000 children in Haiti will receive proper nutrition in the upcoming school year.
Your shared meals have helped to ensure hungry boys and girls around the world have a chance to achieve their dreams.
With your help, nearly 2 million life-saving meals have been shared with children in Yemen.
Your shared meals have helped us to reach our goal of feeding 1,100 children in Lebanon for one full year.
Together we reached of our goal of feeding 25,000 school children in Cameroon. In the face of Boko Haram violence, you gave these children hope for a better future!
In February 2017, famine was declared across parts of South Sudan. We completed an emergency campaign sharing 1 million meals for those affected by the famine in just a little over a month!
Together we raised funds to provide school meals to 58,000 children in Malawi. The country was hit hard by the recent El Niño weather event.
The meals you shared between June and July 2016 are helping Syrian refugee children in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. 1,500 children, many of whom live in dire conditions, will receive food support for one full year.
In spring 2016, we raised funds to support 1,400 Syrian refugee children between the ages of 3 and 4 in Beirut. Thanks to your overwhelming support, we completed this goal in less than 7 weeks!
Between January and April 2016, we raised funds to support 2,000 mothers and their babies in Homs, Syria, for a full year.
In November and December 2015, we raised sufficient funds to provide school meals to 20,000 Syrian refugee children living in camps in Jordan for a full year.
In the summer and fall of 2015, we helped schoolchildren in Lesotho. Together, we shared 1.8 million meals with the children in Lesotho.