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The World Food Programme is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of anemergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.

WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.

Born in 1961, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome -- the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- as well as other government, UN and NGO partners.

On average, WFP reaches more than 80 million people with food assistance in 82 countries each year.  11,367 people work for the organization, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor. 

To learn more, watch the video outlining our mission, read our Mission Statement and our 2013 Annual Performance Report or download the Infographic.

World Food Programme Resources

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décembre, 2013

En Ecuador, el Programa Mundial de Alimentos y los gobiernos locales compran los alimentos producidos por mujeres agricultoras con dos propósitos: apoyar la producción local para empoderar a las pequeñas agricultoras y diversificar las dietas, con alimentos sanos y nutritivos. Con esta modalidad, el PMA provee asistencia alimentaria a refugiados colombianos y población ecuatoriana vulnerable de las comunidades de acogida, complementa la alimentación en escuelas de frontera y apoya a familias de escasos recursos que tienen niños pequeños.

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Rapports et recherches
juin, 2013

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: "This assessment of the rural Dry Zone reveals the
nutrition situation to be a concern, with high
rates of wasting and medium rates of stunting, high rates of low birth weight and high rates
of undernutrition among mothers; particularly
those who are pregnant and/or lactating. The
pattern of indicators suggests that flood plains and irrigated areas are best off,
and the
highlands may be worst,
but the situation is far from acceptable in the Dry Zone as a whole.

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Rapports et recherches
août, 2012

Continuing concerns from previous Updates: Paddy harvest Ayeyarwady, Kayin and Bago: Local and regional rice prices are still being monitored after significant flooding severely affected 126,000 acres of paddy land and completely destroyed 55,000 acres. While the success of the harvest could be mitigated to an extent by post-flood seed distributions (for replanting), the harvest this year will likely be lower than normal in these areas, potentially impacting prices and rice exports.....

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Interagency Report to the Mexican G20 Presidency

Rapports et recherches
Documents de politique et mémoires
juin, 2012

Global agriculture will face multiple challenges over the coming decades. It must produce more food to feed an increasingly affluent and growing world population that will demand a more diverse diet, contribute to overall development and poverty alleviation in many developing countries, confront increased competition for alternative uses of finite land and water resources, adapt to climate change, and contribute to preserving biodiversity and restoring fragile ecosystems.

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décembre, 2011

El Empoderamiento de las Mujeres Rurales, un evento organizado por el PMA y las Mujeres de las Naciones Unidas en el marco de la reunión 2011 de la Iniciativa Global Clinton, puso de relieve el papel fundamental que las mujeres agricultoras pueden desempeñar en la derrota del hambre. He aquí una muestra de la discusión entre tres personas importantes que asistieron al evento, empezando con la directora ejecutiva de de las ONU Mujeres Michelle Bachelet.

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