World Food Programme (WFP)

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According to a new World Food Programme (WFP) report the reach of school meals in low-income countries remains four percent below pre-pandemic levels, despite a recovery overall

About World Food Programme:

  • World Food Programme is a branch of the United Nations that deals with hunger eradication and promotes food security in the world.
  • It is a member of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
  • It is operating in more than 120 countries, which provides food assistance during emergencies and works with communities to enhance nutrition and generate resilience.
  • It has been functioning in India since 1963.
  • Funding: WFP is funded by voluntary donations from governments, corporates and private donors.
  • Report released by the WFP is Global Report on Food Crisis
    • The Global Report on Food Crises describes the scale of acute hunger in the world.
    • It provides an analysis of the drivers that are contributing to food crises across the globe.
  • The report is produced by the Global Network against Food Crises, an international alliance working to address the root causes of extreme hunger.


Q1) What is the mandate of the United Nations Development Programme?

It works to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities through the sustainable development of nations, in more than 170 countries and territories.

Source: Despite progress, school feeding coverage low where needed most: WFP