World Food Programme


The World Food Programme is a first responder in emergencies, providing food and other support to survivors of conflicts, droughts, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and, most recently, the COVID-19 pandemic.

We further work with governments, communities and households to break persistent cycles of hunger and malnutrition, and to make them more resilient to disasters.

In short, we have response systems and processes in place, along with the expertise to ramp up operations once funding is made available.

WFP’s most important partners are the people we serve across more than 80 countries. In 2020 we assisted 116 million people, more than 80 percent of whom were women and children. To reach them, each day WFP has up to 5,600 trucks, 30 ships and 100 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance through our 21,000- plus staff.


Learn more about WFP’s life-saving work


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