United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

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The World Food Program is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food aid to build a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disaster and the impact of climate change.

In a world of plenty, where enough food is produced to feed everyone on the planet, hunger should be a thing of the past. However, conflicts, climate change, disasters, inequality and – most recently – the COVID-19 pandemic mean that one in nine people globally is still sleeping hungry and famine looms for millions.
Backed by the passion, dedication and competence of our 20,000 employees worldwide, the World Food Program (WFP) works in more than 80 countries to provide life-saving food to people displaced by conflict and destitute by disaster, and helping individuals and communities find life. – Changing solutions to the multiple challenges they face in building a better future.
We boost nutrition for women and children, support smallholder farmers in improving productivity and reduce losses, help countries and communities prepare for and respond to climate-related shocks, and enhance human capital through school feeding programmes.
In conflict situations, we provide relief to exhausted populations and use food assistance to build pathways to peace and stability – work for which the World Food Program was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.
For millions of people around the world, WFP assistance is what makes the difference between life and death. Our timely intervention in times of crisis has helped lift people from the brink of starvation. Our work to build resilience, adapt to a changing climate, promote good nutrition and improve diets helps lay the foundations for a more prosperous future for millions.
A member of the United Nations family, WFP is governed by an Executive Board consisting of 36 member states, which provides intergovernmental support, direction, and oversight of the programme’s activities. The organization is headed by an Executive Director who is appointed jointly by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

Feeding millions of the world’s hungriest people and helping millions more adapt to the effects of conflict, climate change and entrenched poverty requires billions of dollars each year – our 2021 funding requirement is $15 billion.
Our operations are funded entirely by generous voluntary contributions from governments, foundations, corporations and individual donors. A total of 93.5 percent of all government contributions go directly to supporting life-saving and life-changing operations.read more

Contacts:
Dar Es Salaam
Dar Es Salaam Plot No. 113, Ada Estates, Burundi Street/Mwindu
Lane, Kinondoni. PO Box 77778,
Email
WFP.DarEsSalaam@wfp.org
Phone: +255 22 2197300
Fax: +255 22 2197303
For media inquiries
WFP.DarEsSalaam@wfp.org