About United Nations World Food Programme - WFP Ethiopia
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger and the world's largest humanitarian organization. WFP uses food assistance to promote food security, which implies access of all people at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. WFP works in 73 countries worldwide to achieve its strategic objectives of saving lives and protecting livelihoods in emergencies, preventing acute hunger and investing in disaster preparedness and mitigation measures, restoring and rebuilding livelihoods after emergencies, reducing chronic hunger and under nutrition as well as strengthening the capacity of countries to reduce hunger. In Ethiopia, WFP works to support Government programmes addressing hunger by using direct food assistance where it adds value and develop the Government’s capacity to implement hunger solutions. WFP Ethiopia oversees one of the biggest WFP operations worldwide currently targeting about 6.5 million people through its Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations and Country Programme. WFP Ethiopia has a total of about 760 staff at its Country Office in Addis Ababa and in 12 Sub/Field Offices.