World Food Programme

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 rebuild their shattered lives.

WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.

Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- as well as other government, UN and NGO partners.

On average, WFP aims to reach more than 90 million people with food assistance in more than 73 countries. Around 15,000 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. 

To learn more, watch the video outlining our mission, read our Mission Statement or browse our Policy Resources section. 

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How Climate Drives Hunger

A compendium of the main findings and lessons learnt from WFP's food security climate analyses under the Climate Adaptation Management and Innovation Initiative (C-ADAPT). 

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Food security and climate change assessment: Sudan

This assessment, published jointly by WFP and the UK Met Office, outlines how climate risks impact household food security and livelihoods in Sudan.

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Sri Lanka: Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analysing Resilience

This case study focuses on livelihood mapping in rural areas in Sri Lanka to better understand spatial patterns of livelihood and vulnerability.

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Is the fun drying up? Implications of intensifying El Niño conditions for drought risk and food security

This report analyzes the Implications of intensifying El Niño conditions for drought risk and food security in the Philippines. 

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72-hour Emergency Assessment approach

This document provides an overview of the aims, applications and general method behind the 72-hour assessment method, by which WFP can respond quickly and appropriately to humanitarian disasters.

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The R4 Resilience Initiative in Senegal

This article explains the integrated, multi-faceted approach of the R4 Rural Resilience Initiative; a ground-breaking approach for improving food security in the poorest communities.

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