World Food Programme(WFP)

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News:World Food Programme(WFP) has said that the rapidly growing coronavirus pandemic could have an impact on the global food supply chain.

Facts:

  • The World Food Programme(WFP) is the food assistance branch of the United Nations, established in 1961.
  • Aim:To eradicate hunger and malnutrition with the ultimate goal of eliminating the need for food aid itself.
  • It is a member of the United Nations Development Group and part of its Executive Committee.
  • Funding:Its operations are funded by voluntary donations from world governments, corporations and private donors.
  • Headquarters:Rome,Italy.