Last updated on: January 17, 2018
Contributions from the US Government help WFP provide urgently needed cash and food assistance to millions of people suffering from the impact of repeated drought across the Sahel. The contributions exemplify the US government’s flexible, responsive approach to food emergencies with a combination of cash to support local purchases and cash and voucher programmes and in-kind food assistance from strategic pre-positioned stocks and the US.
Photo: WFP/Ramin Rafirasme
The US Government is one of the top donors to WFP’s operations in Pakistan, providing life-saving support to vulnerable people affected by such natural disasters as flooding, droughts and earthquakes. As part of the emergency response, USAID supports the production of a locally-produced chick pea paste, “Wawa Mum”, a ready-to-eat food for children under two years of age that requires no water and is used in the prevention and treatment of malnutrition.
Photo: WFP/Amjad Tamal
As WFP’s largest donor in the Horn of Africa, US Government support during the 2011 drought emergency provided life-saving food to millions of people across the region, including internally displaced persons and refugees who were forced to flee famine zones. In Kenya’s Dadaab refugee camp alone, more than 450,000 Somali are being assisted. Photo: WFP/Boli
Funding from the US Department of Agriculture’s McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition to WFP’s school meals programme encourages more than 1 million school children in Bangladesh to attend school. Locally-produced micronutrient-fortified high energy biscuits address the impact of short term hunger on learning and school performance.
Photo: WFP / Marcus Prior
Donations from the US Government support WFP cash and voucher programmes in the West Bank where nearly 50,000 vulnerable Palestinians receive e-vouchers that can be redeemed for food in selected shops. Such programmes support local shopkeepers and food producers and provide greater choice to those assisted.
Photo: WFP/Abeer Etefa
Cash funding from the US government supports a number of the United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) operations in Afghanistan, Sudan, Ethiopia and other countries. UNHAS, run by WFP, is a lifeline that many rely on to do their work in the most remote parts of the globe.
Photo: WFP/Barry Came
|Total contributions in 2018 (year-to-date)||US $84,061,686|
|Directed Multilateral Contributions||US $84,061,686|
|Multilateral Contributions||US $0|
|Congo, Republic Of||6,102,162|
|Country||Programme category||Project number||Project title||Contribution (US$)|
|Congo, Republic Of||DEV||200648||Country Programme-Congo(2015-2018)||6,102,162|
|Kenya||DEV||200680||Country Programme Kenya (2014-2018)||7,131,272|
|Rwanda||DEV||200539||Country Programme - Rwanda - (2013-2018)||4,894,750|
|Contribution trend line (US$)||US $10,368,183,182|