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World Food Programme
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The World Food Programme logo and the headquarters in Rome
Org type Intergovernmental organization, Regulatory body, Advisory board
Status Active
Headquarters Rome, Italy

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the food-assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization. Is is founded by Food and Agriculture Organization in 1961. Its mission is to end hunger and helping giving people food.

According to the WFP, it gives food assistance to an average of 91.4 million people in 83 countries each year. From its headquarters in Rome and from more than 80 country offices around the world, the WFP works to help people who cannot make or get enough food for themselves and their families.

It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and part of its executive committee.

It was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020.

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