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World Food Programme

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.


As conflict, climate change, disasters, inequality and – most recently – the COVID-19 pandemic mean one in nine people globally is still going to bed hungry and famine looms for millions, the international community has committed to end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030.

WFP works in 84 countries to bring life-saving food to people displaced by conflict and made destitute by disasters, and help individuals and communities find life-changing solutions to the multiple challenges they face in building better futures.
In 2020, WFP stepped up its life-saving assistance to help a record-high 115.5 million people deal with the immediate effects, while reducing infection risks through measures such as staggered collections. Take home rations are provided for children missing out on school meals. WFP is also supporting governments in areas including data collection and analysis, and policy and advocacy support, as well as with national safety nets such as food and cash. WFP is using its logistics capacity and expertise to ensure critical health and humanitarian cargo and personnel can access areas where they are needed most, including through its network of Global Humanitarian Response Hubs.

For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.

Geographic Focus


Programme Areas

– Zero Hunger
– Country capacity strengthening
– Emergency relief
– Food assistance: cash-and in-kind
– Humanitarian support and services
– Operations database
– Resilience building
– South-South cooperation
– Country strategic planning
– Analyses and assessments
– Programme design
– Types of support
– Supply chain
– Monitoring, evaluation and learning
– Innovation
– Climate action
– Disaster risk reduction
– Gender equality
– Nutrition
– Smallholder market support
– Social protection
– Sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems

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