READ WFP USA’S LATEST Annual Report
World Food Program USA is a proud supporter of the United Nations World Food Programme. Since 1995, we’ve worked to inspire the American public – individuals, businesses and policymakers – to do everything they can to feed the world’s hungriest people. Take a peek into our 2022 Annual Report to see highlights from another record-breaking year.
WFP SAVED AND CHANGED LIVES
AMIdST RECORD LEVELS OF HUNGER
In 2021, a perfect storm of conflict, the climate crisis and COVID-19 drove a record number of people into severe hunger – 283 million. In response, and for the third consecutive year, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) undertook the largest operation in its history. Across 120 countries and territories, the U.N. World Food Programme reached 128 million people.
We put 4.4 million metric tons of food into the hands of 89 million people.
We distributed $2.3 billion dollars to 40 million people.
We delivered school meals to
15.5 million children.
WFP USA’S PRESIDENT
“If you struggle to feel hopeful when you’re reading the news, I encourage you to turn to this report. It’s proof that there’s light at the end of the tunnel. I have faith in humanity and our future because of the tireless dedication of partners like you, the unwavering determination of our staff and the immeasurable grit of the people we serve.” – Barron Segar
MEET THE PEOPLE WE SERVED
In 2021, as Syria entered its 10th year of war, a young girl named Nour returned to the classroom. After missing two years of education because of conflict-induced displacement, Nour re-enrolled in school through a joint WFP-UNICEF project that provided students who maintained an 80% attendance rate with food vouchers.
In the community of Punta de Miguel, Rosa worked with WFP to rehabilitate critical mangrove trees and shrubs. She and her family now collect oysters from mangrove roots to earn a living. Through nature-based solutions like this, WFP worked with local communities worldwide to bolster their resilience to the climate crisis.
Tens of thousands of families like Shukhi Chakma’s were impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns and severe monsoon flooding in 2021. Through a WFP training program, Chakma gained business skills and cash grants to start her own business. She now raises chickens and is the main breadwinner for her family.
Yemen marked its seventh year of conflict in 2021 and remained one of the world’s worst humanitarian emergencies. WFP provided critical nutrition support to children like Mohammed. After his family was displaced from their home, Mohammed soon became malnourished and was enrolled in WFP’s treatment program at Al Shaheed hospital.
See the Planet We Protected
Chad has one of the world’s highest rates of hunger. Extreme weather events like drought have dried up vital water sources, causing desertification and land degradation. The lives of families who depend on rain-fed farming and livestock hang in the balance. To maximize the region’s precious rainfall, WFP taught communities how to rehabilitate dams and drill wells.
In 2021, the worst drought in many years worsened an already precarious food security situation in southern Madagascar. Sand swept in from dry inland areas, leaving agricultural land barren. To prevent the sand from burying more arable land, WFP worked with communities to plant drought-resistant shrubs whose roots keep sand in place.
Malawi experienced record-low rainfall, pest infestations and drought in 2021 – a dangerous combination for a country where 90% of farming households depend on rain-fed agriculture. These factors triggered the largest WFP insurance payout Malawi had seen in six years which helped over 65,000 farmers across the country.
PATHWAYS TO PEACE & PROSPERITY:
EXPLORE OUR PROGRAMS
Where local markets were functioning and food was available, WFP’s cash-based assistance changed 40 million people’s lives.
WFP counteracted gender inequities by reaching 68 million women and girls through programs like financial literacy classes.
Humming with start-up energy and an appetite for change, WFP’s Innovation Accelerator pioneered new paths towards a Zero Hunger world.
In 2021, World Food Program USA continued to work in a non-partisan fashion to educate Americans and Congress about the mission and impact of WFP.
Our corporate and institutional partners provided their industry knowledge and expertise to strengthen WFP programs and amplify our message globally.