Each year, WFP provides food assistance to more than 80 million people in 75 of the world’s poorest countries. Before starting an assistance programme, WFP establishes the type and quantity of food required. Nutritionally appropriate food is crucial to a successful response. Malnutrition affects millions of people around the world, with globally nearly half of all deaths of children under the age of 5 attributable to undernutrition. Canada and WFP are working together to treat malnutrition and prevent it from taking hold.