The world faces an unprecedented catastrophe unless urgent funding is provided NOW, not later, to defeat famine in South Sudan, and to prevent its outbreak in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen. We also need access to the most vulnerable communities. People are already dying from starvation and disease in the four countries.
- Needed to respond
- Raised to date
- People in need
See what WFP is doing to fight and prevent famine
WFP reached over 1 million people each month between January and March 2017. With funding and access, we can get the job done.
WFP has mobilized teams to the worst-affected areas and is providing a combination of food distributions, cash-based transfers and nutritional assistance for mothers and young children.
In February, WFP reached 1.5 million people with food and cash-based assistance, school meals and nutrition support. This included using helicopters to deploy rapid response teams to deep field locations not accessible by road.
WFP’s operations in Yemen aim to prevent a famine and support longer-term recovery. In February, WFP provided food assistance to a record number of nearly 5.3 million people in 17 governorates with food assistance – although at a reduced level.