Last updated on: February 19, 2017
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 2017 (year-to-date)||US $252,079,697|
|Directed Multilateral Contributions||US $252,079,697|
|Multilateral Contributions||US $0|
|Congo, Democratic Republic Of||29,550,367|
|Palestine, State of||15,000,000|
|West Africa Bureau||6,000,000|
|Syrian Arab Republic||10,000,000|
|Tanzania, United Republic of||10,000,000|
|Country||Programme category||Project number||Project title||Contribution (US$)|
|Afghanistan||SOP||200870||Provision of Humanitarian Air Services in Afghanistan||5,000,000|
|Burundi||PRRO||200655||Assistance to Refugees and Vulnerable Food-Insecure Populations||7,189,436|
|Cambodia||DEV||200202||Country Programme-Cambodia (2011-2018)||6,809,862|
|Congo, Democratic Republic Of||PRRO||200832||Targeted Food Assistance to Victims of Armed Conflicts and other Vulnerable Groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo||29,550,367|
|Côte d'Ivoire||DEV||200960||COUNTRY PROGRAMME-COTE D'IVOIRE (2017-2020)||7,277,229|
|Ecuador||PRRO||200701||Integration of Refugees and Persons Affected by the Conflict in Colombia||1,800,000|
|Ethiopia||PRRO||200712||Responding to Humanitarian Crises and Enhancing Resilience to Food Insecurity||27,630,013|
|Haiti||DEV||200150||Assistance to the National School Feeding Programme in Haiti||7,000,147|
|Iraq||EMOP||200677||Emergency Assistance to Populations Affected by the Iraq Crisis||25,000,000|
|Madagascar||PRRO||200735||Response to food security and nutrition needs of population affected by natural disasters and resilience building of food insecure communities of south-western,southern and southeastern regions of Madagascar||2,700,000|
|Myanmar||PRRO||200299||Supporting Transition by Reducing Food Insecurity and Undernutrition among the Most Vulnerable||5,000,000|
|Nigeria||SOP||201032||Logistics and Emergency Telecommunications Sector Coordination and Services to augment the Humanitarian Response in NE Nigeria||1,605,606|
|Pakistan||PRRO||200867||Transition: Towards Resilience and Zero Hunger in Pakistan||10,000,000|
|Palestine, State of||PRRO||200709||Food Assistance for the Food-Insecure Population in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.||15,000,000|
|Rwanda||PRRO||200744||Food and Safety Net Assistance to Refugee Camp Residents and Returning Rwandan Refugees.||7,500,000|
|Somalia||PRRO||200844||Reducing Malnutrition and Strengthening Resilience to Shocks for a Food Secure Somalia||20,000,000|
|Tanzania, United Republic of||PRRO||200603||Food Assistance to Refugees in North- Western Tanzania||10,000,000|
|Uganda||PRRO||200852||Uganda PRRO - Food assistance to vulnerable households in Uganda||10,000,000|
|West Africa Bureau||EMOP||200799||Critical support to populations affected by the ongoing crisis in Central African Republic and its regional impact||6,000,000|
|Contribution trend line (US$)||US $9,471,879,763|