WFP in 2015

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The World Food Programme

Year in Review 2015

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WFP’s Key Achievements Towards Zero Hunger

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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
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...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.
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..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
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*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
61%
of total recipients of food assistance.
Women and children together accounted for
82%
Key outcomes
Zero hunger
In emergencies, more than 50 million people were reached in order to improve their
nutrition and food security.
Quality education
School meals were provided to 17.4 million children helping retain children in schools,
supporting uninterrupted access to education.
Gender equality
WFP contributed to increasing women’s
decision-making
over the use
of food and cash in their homes in 55 countries
Partnerships
Partnerships for the goals
93%
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
56 days
2013
120 Days
2014
68 Days
2015
56 Days

Emergencies

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.
Emergencies Map
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Central African
Republic
Guinea, Liberia,
Sierra Leone
(Ebola)
Iraq
South Sudan
Syria
Yemen
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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.
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Ebola

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.
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Iraq

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.
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South Sudan

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.
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Syria

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.
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Yemen

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

WFP assisted
76.7 MILLION PEOPLE
in 2015
WFP assisted
76.7 MILLION PEOPLE
in 2015
6.1 MILLION
Refugees
beneficiaries refugees
beneficiaries woman children
62.6 MILLION
Women and children of which
16.1 MILLION WOMEN
46.4 MILLION CHILDREN
of which girls: 23.3 million
of which boys: 23.1 million
nutrition
1.3 MILLION
Returnees
beneficiaries returnees
beneficiaries_displaced
16.4 MILLION
Internally displaced people
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Nutrition

7.6 MILLION
malnourished children
received specialized
nutritional support
3.5 MILLION
Pregnant women and nursing mothers
received additional nutrition support
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nutrition aids
0.6 MILLION
People affected by HIV/AIDS
received WFP assistance
nutrition
26
Countries received assistance for
tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS
prevention
activities
nutrition prevention
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29,629
Health centres and clinics
received WFP assistance

Food Assistance Quantities

3.2 MILLION
metric tons of food
distributed
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food developing
73%
The percentage of food procured
in developing countries
Food Aid Quantities
2.2 MILLION
METRIC TONS
The amount of food
procured in 97 countries
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Funding

US$4.8 BILLION
RECEIVED IN VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTIONS
The second highest amount in WFP’s history,
representing one third of aid given in
response to humanitarian appeals in 2015.
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Total confirmed contributions in 2015 (US$ thousand)

PROJECTS

PROJECTS
in support and in partnership
with governments
projects emergency operations
32
emergency operations (EMOPs)
23
development projects (DEVs)
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60
protracted relief and recovery
operations (PRROs)
projects
44
special operations (SOs)
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projects_cps
35
country programmes (CPs)
7
preparedness activities
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Protracted relief and recovery operations (PRROs)
Country programmes (CPs)
Emergency operations (EMOPs)
Special operations (SOs)
Development projects (DEVs)
Preparedness activities

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