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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What makes a good climate service?

From texts about pests to climate podcasts for women farmers, this article provides the lessons learnt, useful examples and insights from panellists at a COP22 event co-hosted by SEI.

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LAO PDR: Consolidated Livelihood Exercise for Analyzing Resilience (CLEAR)

This analysis, published jointly by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and WFP, examines the impact of climate risks on food security and livelihoods in Laos. 

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Food in an uncertain future

This report sets out the risks to food security in the Middle East and North Africa from climate change, and how these vulnerabilities interact with other key trends and sources of risk.

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Methods Applied to Integrated Climate Science and Local Knowledge

This comprehensive report demonstrates an integrative process for combining climate science and community knowledge to support climate change adaptation planning in the Lower Mekong Basin.

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Climate Impacts on Food Security and Livelihoods in Asia

This report presents a summary of the latest available evidence of how climate change and food security interact, with specific examples from the Asia region.

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The Food Insecurity and Climate Change Vulnerability Index

The Food Insecurity and Climate Change Vulnerability Index offers a window on our global future up to the 2080s, looking at how climate change may affect future vulnerability to food insecurity.

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