Work with WFP
The World Food Programme (WFP created in 1961) is the United Nation's frontline agency in the fight against global hunger worldwide. Operations aim to:
- Save lives in refugee crises and other emergencies
- Improve nutrition and quality of life of world's most vulnerable people at critical times in their lives
- Enable development by (a) helping people build assets that benefit them directly; (b) promoting the self-reliance of poor people and communities
The European Union as a whole (i.e., the Member States and the Commission) is one of the world's main humanitarian aid donors; the Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (DG ECHO) is the service of the European Commission responsible for this sensible task and is directly concerned by WFP activities. ECHO’s mandate is to provide emergency assistance and relief to the victims of natural disasters or armed conflict outside the European Union. The aid is intended to go directly to those in distress, irrespective of race, religion or political convictions.
From WFP headquarters in Rome...
... to WFP food distribution in hunger affected countries