Mar 2023-Feb 2024
Fighting Hunger in the Horn of Africa
WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace and prosperity. In 2022, WFP reached 160 million people in over 120 countries and territories. We funded WFP’s School Meals Programme across Africa and the Middle East from 2014 until 2021. We’ve also supported WFP in Mozambique since 2014, initially focusing on setting up a nationally owned school meals programme for all pre-primary and primary schools across the country. Since 2017, we’ve been funding WFP’s work to provide post-harvest-loss solutions for smallholder farmers. In 2022, we funded the organisation’s food and nutrition assistance operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Today, we’re helping WFP reach vulnerable communities affected by hunger, conflict, and climate shocks across the Horn of Africa.
Working with 130 partners on the ground, 96 of which are local and national NGOs, WFP is delivering life-saving help to local communities, refugees, and internally displaced people across the region, with a focus on new arrivals. The assistance provided ranges from food and cash support to school meal activities. WFP is also promoting resilience-building initiatives for smallholder farmers, such as building irrigation canals and culverts, establishing community and household gardens, providing seeds and fertilizers, and triggering anticipatory financing to help farmers prepare for future climate hazards before they result in disaster.
WFP is scaling up its life-saving emergency response dramatically to address the high needs driven by drought.
drought-affected people will be supported with food and cash assistance
in 2023 across the Horn of Africa