World Food Programme (WFP)


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    Recently, The World Food Programme (WFP) has suspended food distribution in Ethiopia’s Kombolcha and Dessie towns after the looting of supplies.

    • The latest analysis of WFP shows record-high levels of acute food insecurity are expected in Ethiopia through at least the middle of 2022.

    About World Food Programme (WFP)

    • It was established in 1961 by the United Nations (UN) to help alleviate world hunger. Its headquarters are in Rome, Italy.
    • It is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
    • The International community has committed to ending hunger, achieving food security and improving nutrition by 2030.
    • In 2020, it was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.

    Source: Reuters