On average, WFP aims to bring food assistance to more than 90 million people in 75 countries. See operations.
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 has developed expertise in a range of areas including Food Security Analysis, Nutrition, Food Procurement and Logistics to ensure the best solutions for the world's hungry.
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