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Humanitarian Services & Logistics

WFP does whatever it takes to reach the world’s most vulnerable people – even in the most dire situations and isolated regions of the world.

Leading Logistics on the Frontlines

WFP is the frontline agency responding to emergencies caused by conflict, climate shocks, and other disasters. At any given time, WFP has 5,600 trucks, 100 aircraft and 30 ships delivering food assistance across the planet.

Photo: WFP/Claire Nevill
5,600 Trucks
Photo: WFP/Gabriela Vivacqua
100 Planes
Photo: WFP/Edmond Khoury
30 Ships

 

As head of the U.N. Logistics Cluster, WFP oversees the delivery of all supplies and staff for the entire aid community during times of crisis—an enormous challenge that requires tremendous logistics expertise. As the world’s first responder, WFP employs the most effective tools to reach the most vulnerable—whether that be a convoy of trucks, a chartered fleet of ships or even a caravan of elephants to transport food and supplies across the planet’s toughest terrain.

In addition, WFP oversees a global network of Humanitarian Response Depots that allows the agency to dispatch emergency supplies anywhere in the world within 24 to 48 hours, and operates the U.N. Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS), which delivers safe, reliable, cost-efficient and effective common air services to the entire humanitarian community.

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