When Disaster Strikes Around the World: Here’s How the U.N. World Food Programme Helps During Emergencies

Photo: WFP/Mehedi Rahman
Published August 27, 2014
Last Updated June 23, 2021

How does the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) operate behind the scenes of emergencies like Syria, Iraq, Gaza and Ebola?

Just like for natural disasters, it takes a lot of people, logistics and support. We’re managing all of this in crises across the globe right now.

From first responders to transportation staff to monitoring analysts, the U.N. World Food Programme keeps all hands on deck.

See how our humanitarian heroes work in the field in this helpful graphic:

A colorful graphic depicts how WFP responds to emergencies.


Learn more about the emergencies WFP is working in.

Learn more about the WFP’s humanitarian logistics.