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WFP in Africa - 2011 Facts and Figures

WFP assists African governments and communities to implement comprehensive, country-led, hunger solution programmes. WFP spends more than 50 percent of its global assistance in Africa. In 2011, out of a total US$3.8 billion expenditure, more than US$2 billion was allocated to Africa. WFP is the world’s biggest buyer of food for humanitarian operations and it is the largest single purchaser of food assistance in Africa. WFP has long been committed to ensuring that women are empowered and protected in its operations. Only then can food assistance contribute to sustainable solutions to hunger. This edition of WFP in Africa tells part of that inspiring story.