Did you know?Over the period 1995-2004, a total of two and a half billion people were affected by disasters, with 890,000 deaths and US$ 570 billion of losses. More
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The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.
In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities... More
WFP aims not only to fill empty stomachs, but also to provide the hungry poor with the right food at the right time. Investing in good nutrition during the first 1,000 days of life builds the brains and bodies of the next generation and is a "best buy" of cost-effective interventions in tough... More
Logistics is at the core of WFP operations. Whether by land, sea or air, WFP travels to the most remote places in the world to bring food to those most in need. Additionally, as the recognised and respected leader of humanitarian logistics, we are involved in all global crises, taking the lead in... More
When natural or man-made disasters strike, WFP is poised to bring assistance within hours through a network of hubs stocked with humanitarian supplies, emergency telecommunications facilities and highly-trained rapid response specialists. WFP is an expert in disaster preparedness and response;... More
Among the poor, there is often not enough food at home, and parents often keep children at home to work or care for siblings. School meals are a good way to channel vital nourishment to poor children and also act as a safety net for poor families. The promise of at least one nutritious meal each... More
Almost one billion people do not know where they will find their next meal. And almost a third of all deaths in children under the age of five in developing countries are linked to undernutrition.
We know that hunger is the world's greatest solvable problem, but we need to spread this knowledge to... More
By: Mariko Hall, WFP IT Emergency Preparedness and Response branch
Humanitarian emergencies are extremely complex, with often hundreds of thousands of people requiring urgent assistance, spread over large physical areas, in increasingly insecure operating environments. In these desperate... More
Maersk Line, the world's largest container shipping line and part of the Danish group A.P. Moller - Maersk, provided free ocean freight for 147 containers (3,525 metric tons) of rice donated by the Government of Thailand to Haiti through the World Food Programme in April of this year. More
Recognising the potential of technology to drive global change, the United Nations Foundation and The Vodafone Foundation partnered in 2005 to form the Technology Partnership, a five-year, $30 million commitment in support of UN causes. More
LG Electronics (LG) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have come together in new partnership to strengthen the fight against hunger and under-nutrition in Asia... More