World Food Program (WFP)

World Food Program

The leading humanitarian organization of the United Nations, the WFP works to saving and changing lives, by delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Partners with more than 1,000 national and international NGOs to provide food assistance and tackle the underlying causes of hunger.

Funded entirely by voluntary donations, the WFP focuses efforts on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of their work is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict.

For its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.