IN NEWS: $ 19 million approved for Afghanistan by the UN WFP

The United Nations’ World Food Program appealed for $19 million to provide emergency assistance to tens of thousands of people affected by a series of devastating earthquakes.

About WFP

The World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies and using food assistance to build a pathway to peace, stability, and prosperity for people recovering from conflict, disasters, and the impact of climate change.

  • Created in 1961 (at the behest of US President Dwight Eisenhower) as an experiment to provide food aid through the UN system, WFP is to be reassessed within three years.
  • A first development programme was launched in 1963 for Nubians in Sudan.
  • That same year, WFP’s first school meal project in Togo was approved.
  • WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.
  • The World Food Programme (WFP) has a presence in over 120 countries and territories.
  • It aims to bring life-saving food to people displaced by conflict and made destitute by disasters and to help individuals and communities find life-changing solutions to the multiple challenges they face in building better futures.

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