Global Hunger Crisis

by World Vision
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Global Hunger Crisis

Project Report | Feb 13, 2023
World Food Programme's largest distribution partner

By Bernadette Martin | Engagement Manager

Hamdi at the nutrition clinic
Hamdi at the nutrition clinic

For more than 30 years, World Vision and World Food Programme (WFP) have partnered to assist millions of people in disaster-affected communities with life-giving food, supplementary feeding supplies, cash, and food vouchers.

WFP trusts our ability to deliver high-quality and effective programs in the hardest-to-reach places. As a result, we are WFP’s largest implementing nongovernmental organization partner. Together, World Vision and WFP are helping to save lives and empower vulnerable communities to become self-reliant, now and in the future.

In FY22, we made a powerful difference in 13 countries, including the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, and Sudan.

Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Ongoing fighting has created an unprecedented displacement crisis in the eastern part of the country, forcing the previously displaced to flee for their lives yet again. The DRC is already home to Africa’s highest number of internally displaced people, at over 5.6 million. The most recent displacements only add to the number. A total of 26 million people living in the DRC are now severely food insecure. Through the World Vision-WFP partnership, we have distributed $22,497,427 in food aid to over 92,000 people in FY22. Through other partnerships, we provided more than 192,000 people with WASH and primary healthcare support.

South Sudan

Approximately 7.74 million people, or 62.7% of the population, are facing severe food insecurities, while 2 million women and children are acutely malnourished. Through WFP, we have responded to the hunger crisis in South Sudan with food distributions (including food air drops into remote locations) and school feeding programs, reaching more than 947,000 people in FY22.


With significant increases in food prices, a reduced harvest, and continued conflict, acute food insecurity in Sudan continues to worsen rapidly. WFP estimates the number of people in Sudan who require food aid will soon reach 18 million. This crisis is pushing more people deeper into poverty and hunger. In FY22, through our partnership with WFP, we distributed $8.8 million in food aid to 222,505 people in the country.


Photo – Nutrition clinic in Somalia

Seven-month-old Hamdi weighed less than 9 pounds when her mother brought her to a World Vision-operated nutrition clinic in Baidoa, Somalia. Upon screening, she was shown to be severely malnourished and was given RUTF (Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food). After receiving nutritional care from World Vision, Hamdi started on the road to recovery. By her follow-up visit, baby Hamdi’s health was steadily improving, and she had gained nearly 3 pounds in one month. Three servings of RUTF for eight weeks can save the life of a starving child. Over the last 10 years, 89% of the severely malnourished children treated by World Vision made a full recovery.

Photo – Distribution in DRC

A women at a WFP distribution site in teh DRC receives maize rations that will last 2 weeks.

World Vision carefully manages food distributions to ensure those in greatest need get the appropriate amount of food when they need it. Each recipient has a personal ID badge, which is scanned when they receive rations. This system also helps our staff track and follow up with those who have missed a distribution.

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WFP distribution
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World Vision

Location: Federal Way, WA - USA
Project Leader:
Bernadette Martin
Federal Way , WA United States

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