WFP's impact on the 795 MILLION* undernourished people in the world
The most vulnerable were assisted directly by WFP...
76.7 MILLION PEOPLE in 81 countries
1.6 million through Trust-fund projects
...and more people benefitted from this assistance...
For example, we can estimate that
1.8 MILLION PEOPLE
were trained in areas of nutrition and food security or were connected to local markets.
..while our work to help national governments will impact many more...
in countries such as India and Peru for example, WFP participated in the design of programmes expected to benefit more than
30 MILLION PEOPLE
*Source: FAO, IFAD and WFP. 2015. The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015
Focus on women and children
Children remained the primary focus of WFP’s support, accounting for
of total recipients of food assistance.
Women and children together accounted for
In emergencies, more than 50 million people were reached in order to improve their nutrition and food security.
School meals were provided to 17.4 million children helping retain children in schools, supporting uninterrupted access to education.
WFP contributed to increasing women’s decision-making over the use of food and cash in their homes in 55 countries
of all WFP project activities were implemented with complementary partners
FAO, UNHCR and UNICEF
were the three most frequent UN partners
WFP worked with more than 1,000 national and international non-governmental organizations
Efficiency of the supply chain
The average lead time of 120 days to procure and move food to recipient countries was reduced to
2013 120 Days
2014 68 Days
2015 56 Days
In 2015, WFP worked on
six Level 3 emergencies
Level 3, the Inter-Agency Standing Committee's highest category of emergency, requires mobilisation of a WFP global, corporate response. Level 2 emergency response operations require regional augmentation of country level response capability.
The graph highlights the increasing length of major emergencies active during 2015.
Central African Republic
Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone (Ebola)
Central African Republic
By December 2015, WFP was providing food assistance in the Central African Republic for a million people, helping them to recover and rebuild through general food distributions, cash-based transfers, nutrition support, food-assistance-for-assets activities, and a scaled-up school meals programme, when classes restarted in September 2015.
Continuing its support in response to the Ebola virus outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, WFP assisted 3.7 million people through food, cash and nutrition support. It also provided logistical support to the wider humanitarian community.
By December, the virus was considered contained and manageable by host governments and humanitarian country teams.
In Iraq, the number of people requiring humanitarian assistance grew to 8.2 million during 2015 and IDPs increased by 50%.
With restricted access to conflict-affected governorates, WFP worked with local partners to reach isolated communities.
WFP assisted almost 2 million people across all 18 governorates.
South Sudan faced persistent conflict and economic crisis. Food and fuel prices rose sharply in the second half of 2015, limiting food availability in a country highly dependent on importing basic goods.
Amid serious access challenges, WFP and its partners created and deployed Rapid Response Teams when security conditions allowed. WFP assisted 2.9 million vulnerable people over the year.
The continuing Syria crisis has caused the largest displacement in the world. Millions have been forced to leave their homes; there are 6.5 million IDPs and 4.3 million refugees in neighbouring countries.
WFP provided food assistance to 4.9 million people and supported almost 2 million refugees in neighbouring countries in 2015. Food assistance for more than half a million people was delivered through cross-border convoys from Turkey and Jordan, delivering family food rations to opposition-held, hard-to-reach areas.
The conflict in Yemen escalated, leading to a sharp decline in food security country-wide. By the year end, four out of five people required some form of humanitarian assistance.
WFP managed operations remotely for four months, after a temporary evacuation of all international staff in March. Finally, WFP reached 8.9 million people in 2015.
People who received WFP food assistance
76.7 MILLION PEOPLE
76.7 MILLION PEOPLE
Women and childrenof which
of which girls: 23.3 million
of which boys: 23.1 million
Internally displaced people
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malnourished children received specialized nutritional support
Pregnant women and nursing mothers received additional nutrition support
People affected by HIV/AIDS received WFP assistance
Countries received assistance for tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS prevention activities
Health centres and clinics received WFP assistance
Food Assistance Quantities
metric tons of food distributed
The percentage of food procured in developing countries
The amount of food procured in 97 countries
RECEIVED IN VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
The second highest amount in WFP’s history, representing one third of aid given in response to humanitarian appeals in 2015.
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Total confirmed contributions in 2015 (US$ thousand)
in support and in partnership with governments
emergency operations (EMOPs)
development projects (DEVs)
protracted relief and recovery operations (PRROs)
special operations (SOs)
country programmes (CPs)
Protracted relief and recovery operations (PRROs)
Country programmes (CPs)
Emergency operations (EMOPs)
Special operations (SOs)
Development projects (DEVs)
schoolchildren received meals in school or take-home rations