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World Food Program

A branch of the United Nations that provides food in needy areas worldwide. It was established in 1960 and has distributed food in areas where food security is lowest. It is based in Rome.
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WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency; this year, WFP plans to feed more than 90 million people in 80 countries.
We believe WFP has a role to play both in humanitarian and long-term development cooperation to ensure a life of dignity for poor people, explained Annika Nordin Jayawardena, Deputy Head of Mission and Head of Development co-operation at the Swedish Embassy.
In July 2015, WFP launched a two-year plan in Sudan which aims to reach 5.
SOUNDBITE (English) Mohamed Diab, Officer-in-Charge, WFP Yemen Operations:
WFP needs US$30 million every week to meet the food needs of people affected by the conflict.
The WFP estimates 267,000 children under five are at risk of dying from malnutrition.
We are glad to contribute to important development objectives in Egypt, especially education, through the largest humanitarian agency in the world, namely WFP," said Saudi Ambassador in Egypt, His Excellency Ahmaed Abdelaziz Katan.
WFP middle east regional director to visit kerem shalom crossing
At a ceremony here, attended by WFP and senior government officials, WFP Country Director Rick Corsino said: "WFP is deeply grateful for Japan's continued assistance in helping the poor in Afghanistan.
High Commissioner for Refugees Sadako Ogata condemned the murder of Hashim Bahsaryar, 55, of the WFP and Nazir Habibi, 49, of the UNHCR, both employed in Jalalabad.
In Padang, Indonesia, WFP is working to assist Government following the devastating earthquake last week which severed roads and bridges, making emergency response to remote areas a major logistics challenge.
Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum received today in Dubai, the Executive Director World Food Programme (WFP) David Beasley, who chairs the annual board meeting of the WFP, which takes place for the first time in Dubai.