World Food Programme

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Created in 1961 (at the behest of US President Dwight Eisenhower) as an experiment to provide food aid through the UN system, WFP is to be reassessed within three years. As crises multiply, the experiment proves its worth. The “workable scheme to provide food aid” had grown into the world’s leading humanitarian organization.
In 2019, WFP assisted 97 million people – the largest number since 2012 – in 88 countries.
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.
Today, WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency saving lives and changing lives.


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

Geographic Focus


Programme Areas

- Emergency Relief
- Climate action
- Disaster risk reduction
- Gender equality
- Nutrition
- Smallholder market support
- Social protection and safety nets
- Sustainable livelihoods and ecosystems
- Humanitarian Support and Services
- Technical Assistance

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