World Food Programme (WFP): World’s largest humanitarian Agency
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the World’s largest humanitarian agency who fights against worldwide hunger. It is part of the United Nations System and is voluntarily funded. It was established in 1961 with 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.
WFP work towards that vision with the 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.
Goal of the World Food Programme (WFP)
WFP supports national, local and regional food security and nutrition plans. It partners with other United Nations agencies, international organizations, non-governmental organizations, civil society and the private sector to enable people, communities and countries to meet their own food needs. The goal of the World Food Programme (WFP) is given below:
• Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies.
• Support food security and nutrition and (re)build livelihoods in fragile settings and following emergencies.
• Reduce risk and enable people, communities and countries to meet their own food and nutrition needs.
• Reduce under nutrition and break the intergenerational cycle of hunger.