World Food Programme

The World Food Programme (WFP), the world's largest humanitarian organization, is the United Nations’ (UN) food aid branch. Headquartered in Rome, with national offices in nearly 100 countries, the WFP works to meet the food needs of people who are unable to do so themselves. This includes ongoing hunger relief efforts in impoverished countries and among poor populations around the world, as well as emergency relief as a result of natural disaster, economic calamity, or armed conflict. On average, WFP provides food to 90 million people each year, including 58 million children.

The organization was established in 1963 by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN and the UN General Assembly. A multilateral food aid program had been proposed at the 1960 FAO Conference ...

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