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
In May 2017, WFP provided food assistance to 1.2 million people in Northeast Nigeria, where insecurity persists. Special nutritious food was distributed to 230,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under 2.
In April 2017, WFP reached 2.3 million people – over four times the number reached in January – with emergency food and cash-based assistance.
In April 2017, WFP reached 1.8 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 May 2017, WFP provided full food/cash assistance to 2.1 million people. Another 3.9 million people reduced 60 percent of their entitlements due to funding shortages.