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For WFP to do its job and achieve its objectives, we need expertise in a range of key areas.

These areas are:


WFP has five objectives:

1) Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies
2) Prepare for emergencies
3) Restore and rebuild lives after emergencies
4) Reduce chronic hunger and undernutrition everywhere
5) Help countries deal with hunger themselves

  • being prepared
    we need to be prepared for emergencies, so we can respond quickly with food assistance. In the aid world, this is called Emergency Preparedness.
  • gathering information
    we need precise information on where the hungry are, how many there are and where they might be in future. This is known as Food Security Analysis.
  • buying or obtaining food
    we try to buy food as near as possible to where it is needed. This is handled by our Procurement team. 
  • ensuring good nutrition
    we ensure beneficiaries receive the right food and nutrition for their needs. This is why our Nutrition unit is closely involved with all of of our operations.
  • transporting food
    we organize food transport to the most inaccessible places on earth. This is the domain of our Logistics experts.

Thanks to its knowledge and experience in all these areas, WFP reaches more than 80 million people a year with food assistance.