World Food Programme (WFP)

WFP runs emergency and development projects in 78 countries worldwide. In 2006, they reached 87.8 million people. The projects are divided into four categories: Emergencies (EMOP) Relief & Rehabilitation (PRRO) Development (Dev) Special Operations (SO).

WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. Operations aim to: Save lives in refugee crises and other emergencies Improve nutrition and quality of life of world's most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives Enable development by: (a) helping people build assets that benefit them directly; (b) promoting the self-reliance of poor people and communities.

  • DDR
  • Economic Foundations for Growth and Development
  • Employment Generation
  • Gender
  • Humanitarian Assistance
  • Humanitarian Protection
  • Mine Action
  • Physical Infrastructure and Reconstruction

Humanitarian Assistance

WFP is the world's largest provider of humanitarian food assistance in emergency and trannsition situations. It has demonstrated interagency expertise in needs assessment, food and nutrition, logistics, and emergency telecommunication services.
Other
  • Capacity and development training
  • Policy advice
  • Project support services
  • Research and policy development
  • Technical assistance
Description of activities
WFP assists with capacity development in emergency preparedness, contingency planning, needs assessment, vulnerability analysis, and food aid programming, when requested by governments and voluntary funding is available. / All regions (except Europe) in low-income food deficit and least developed countries.
WFP implements annually (in cooperation with Government, NGO and UN partners) food assistance and related logistical programes benefitting approximately 90 million people with expenditures of over $2.5 billion. / All regions (except Europe) in low-income food deficit and least developed countries.
WFP provides policy advice on national food assistance and safety net programmes when requested by governments./ All regions (except Europe) in low-income food deficit and least developed countries.
WFP helps support national food assistance and related logistical project support services./ All regions (except Europe) in low-income food deficit and least developed countries.
WFP conducts research and policy development on food assistance programmes that reduce hunger and support sustainable livelihoods, including in peacebuilding transition situations. / All regions (except Europe) in low-income food deficit and least developed countries.
WFP provides technical assistance in emergency preparedness, contingency planning, needs assessment, vulnerability analysis, and food aid programming, when requested by governments and voluntary funding is available./ All regions (except Europe) in low-income food deficit and least developed countries.

Physical Infrastructure and Reconstruction

Economic Foundations for Growth and Development

  • Africa
    • Central Africa
      • Angola
      • Cameroon
      • Democratic Republic of the Congo
      • Chad
      • Central African Republic
      • Sao Tome and Principe
    • Eastern Africa
      • Madagascar
      • Uganda
      • Mozambique
      • Kenya
      • Somalia
      • Sudan
      • Burundi
      • Rwanda
      • United Republic of Tanzania
      • Ethiopia
      • Eritrea
      • Zambia
      • Malawi
      • Djibouti
      • Zimbabwe
    • Northern Africa
      • Egypt
      • Algeria
    • Southern Africa
      • Swaziland
      • Lesotho
      • Namibia
    • Western Africa
      • Benin
      • Gambia
      • Ghana
      • Senegal
      • Liberia
      • Mauritania
      • Niger
      • Sierra Leone
      • Guinea
      • Burkina Faso
      • Cape Verde
      • Cote d’Ivoire
      • Guinea-Bissau
      • Mali
  • Asia
    • Central Asia
      • Tajikistan
    • East Asia
      • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
    • South Asia
      • Nepal
      • Afghanistan
      • India
      • Pakistan
      • Sri Lanka
      • Bangladesh
      • Iran (Islamic Republic of)
      • Bhutan
    • South East Asia
      • Cambodia
      • Indonesia
      • Philippines
      • Myanmar
      • Lao People’s Democratic Republic
      • Timor-Leste
    • Western Asia
      • Occupied Palestinian Territory
      • Syrian Arab Republic
      • Yemen
      • Georgia
      • Iraq
      • Jordan
      • Armenia
      • Azerbaijan
  • Americas
    • Caribbean
      • Haiti
      • Dominican Republic
      • Cuba
    • Central America
      • Honduras
      • El-Salvador
      • Guatemala
      • Nicaragua
    • South America
      • Bolivia
      • Colombia
      • Ecuador
      • Peru

Sierra Leone

Types of activity: 
Policy advice
Capacity and development training
Other
Other: 
Direct project implementation support
Description: 

Assisted in development of National Food Security Policy. ood based rehabilitation and recovery activitiies (food for work, food for training, school feeding) in direct support of the UN's Peacebuilding Strategy. Assist government in increased community ownership of projects begun by WFP.

Burundi

Types of activity: 
Technical assistance
Capacity and development training
Other
Other: 
Direct project implementation support
Description: 

Support to the National Aid Coordinating Committee (CNCA) in planning and monitoring. Relief Food Aid, Food Assistance to Refugees and Returnees, School Feeding, Food for Work, Mother Child Heatlth. Support to government's analytical capacity for post-conflict transition in food securitry needs assessment, and nutritional surveillance.

Sierra Leone

Types of activity: 
Policy advice
Capacity and development training
Other
Other: 
Direct project implementation support
Description: 

Assisted in development of National Food Security Policy. ood based rehabilitation and recovery activitiies (food for work, food for training, school feeding) in direct support of the UN's Peacebuilding Strategy. Assist government in increased community ownership of projects begun by WFP.

Burundi

Types of activity: 
Technical assistance
Capacity and development training
Other
Other: 
Direct project implementation support
Description: 

Support to the National Aid Coordinating Committee (CNCA) in planning and monitoring. Relief Food Aid, Food Assistance to Refugees and Returnees, School Feeding, Food for Work, Mother Child Heatlth. Support to government's analytical capacity for post-conflict transition in food securitry needs assessment, and nutritional surveillance.

World Food Programme (WFP)
Chemin des Anémones 11-13
Geneva CH-1219
United Nations
Rome, Italy
Other
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Chemin des Anémones 11-13
Geneva CH-1219
Liaison Office

Manage WFP relations with UN organizations and member state missions based in Geneva.

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Dr
Daly Belgasmi
Director
Allan Jury
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Network

Developing Country Governments

Type: 
Governments
Description: 

WFP works with national humanitarian assistance authorities as its key partners in planning and implementing food aid programmes.

FAO

Type: 
Other
Other: 
United Nations
Description: 

Close collaboration on food security needs assessments and agricultural rehabilitation projects.

International NGOs

Type: 
NGO
Description: 

Work with over 200 international NGOs in wide range of humanitarian food assistance programmes.

UNHCR

Type: 
Other
Other: 
United Nations
Description: 

Feeding programmes for refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees.

UNICEF

Type: 
Other
Other: 
United Nations
Description: 

Close collaboration on nutrition, mother-child health, and education programmes.