As the leading agency fighting hunger worldwide, WFP not only has an active presence in 80 countries across the globe, the agency also boasts decades of logistics, monitoring and assessment expertise.
WFP is providing air transport for the entire humanitarian community, helping to deliver not only food but also medicine, vaccines, and ready-to-use specialized nutritious supplements in hard-to-reach areas. In addition, the U.N. agency leads the U.N. Logistics Cluster and is the only U.N. agency with its own shipping unit—both of which allow for the crucial and challenging logistical work needed during times of crisis.
WFP delivered lifesaving food and nutrition assistance in October 2017 to more than 13 million people in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and northeast Nigeria.
This outreach included food distributions, vouchers where food is available, specialized nutritious food for malnourished children, as well as rapid response plans to reach people in hard-to-reach areas.
These efforts form part of an integrated famine prevention and response operation with partners including UNICEF and FAO, addressing food security and nutrition challenges as well as health, water, sanitation and hygiene interventions.