World Food Programme (WFP)

About World Food Programme (WFP)

The WFP is the largest humanitarian branch of the UN promoting food security and addressing world hunger. The WFP provides food assistance to around 91.4 million people in 83 countries every year. Its mission is to deliver food assistance in situations of emergency as well as to work with communities in order to improve nutrition and build resilience. It strives to end the cycle of hunger and poverty. The WFP mainly works in conflict affected areas where people are more likely to have less access to food.

Work area

Research, Advocacy, Education, Campaigns, Activism


Saving lives in emergencies and changing lives for millions through sustainable development.

Country Offices

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cayman Islands, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Gibraltar, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe


Founded: 1961
Location (HQ): Italy
Scope: Global
Focus area: Food

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About the author

Ada Hasanagic

Ada Hasanagić is a human rights professional currently working as a researcher at the Delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Previously, Ada graduated with honors from the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and the University of Buckingham in the fields of Political Science and International Relations. Also, she earned a master’s degree in Democracy and Human Rights from the University of Sarajevo and University of Bologna.