Assisting 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations.
As part of its Asia-Pacific Emergency Preparedness Strategy, which covers a 4-year programme of activities, WFP has established a technical presence in the Pacific region. The objective is to strengthen Pacific Island Countries’ National Disaster Management Offices’ capacities and capabilities to prepare for and respond to disasters, in line with WFP’s global mandate and cluster lead agency obligations in the areas of Food Security, Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications. Activities are coordinated at the sub-regional level through WFP’s Pacific office in Suva, Fiji, with 5 countries prioritised for national engagement - Fiji, Samoa, Vanuatu, Tonga and the Solomon Islands - as well as potential support in Northern Pacific Island States as required.
As the food aid arm of the UN, WFP uses its food to:
- meet emergency needs
- support economic & social development
The Agency also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to the right people at the right time and in the right place. WFP works to put hunger at the centre of the international agenda, promoting policies, strategies and operations that directly benefit the poor and hungry.
WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life.
WFP is driven by the need to respond to human suffering and assist fellow human beings when they have nowhere else to turn. WFP will use food and related assistance to meet immediate needs and improve food security. It is committed to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and to the values and principles expressed in the Millennium Declaration. WFP will not use food, at any time or under any circumstances, as a means of applying political or economic pressure.
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