20M people are #FightingFamine in Yemen, South Sudan, Northeast Nigeria and Somalia. The World Food Programme and its partners are on the ground tackling this humanitarian crisis.
Conflict has created a humanitarian crisis of monumental proportions – and has hindered the humanitarian response. The longer the conflict continues, the worse the hunger crisis. In Yemen, conflict and lack of humanitarian access are the main drivers of famine.
Nigeria, Somalia and South Sudan are now experiencing what is known as “the hunger season”, the period when food from the last harvest runs out and food becomes even more scarce. This is an especially precarious time for children, who are more vulnerable to the effects of malnutrition.
In July, WFP reached a total of 12.3M people across Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen with lifesaving food assistance. This includes food distributions, cash-based assistance as well as specialized nutrition. But even with significant contributions, WFP’s operations to fight famine in these 4 countries is only 46% funded. Share your meal to help today.