On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 80 million people in 80 countries.
As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger, WFP is continually responding to emergencies. We save lives by getting food to the hungry fast.
But WFP also works to help prevent hunger in the future. We do this through programmes that use food as a means to build assets, spread knowledge and nurture stronger, more dynamic communities. This helps communities become more food secure.
WFP's strategic plan lays out four objectives and all our work is geared towards achieving them. They are:
- Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies
- Support food security and nutrition and (re)build livelihoods in fragile settings and following emergencies
- Reduce risk and enable people, communities and countries to meet their own food and nutrition needs
- Reduce undernutrition and break the intergenerational cycle of hunger