WFP World Food Programme

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Programmes and Funds

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) provides and ensures food security in emergency and post-emergency situations. Established in 1962, WFP works with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to promote a world in which every man, woman, and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life.

Because women often have unequal access to resources, education and income, and because they participate less in decision-making, an estimated 60 percent of the world’s chronically hungry people are women and girls. WFP claims that it attempts to address this problem by promoting women’s empowerment. Thus, the agency responds to issues such as the HIV/AIDS pandemic and gender-based violence through gender mainstreaming in the agency’s food distribution programs, field operations, social programs and development of safe spaces for women and girls. 

Source: World Food Programme

Contact Information

For more information, please visit the official WFP website.