Policy / Publications

Key Publications


The Year in Review, 2012

The year 2012 was dramatic for WFP and for the people we serve. Amidst floods, droughts and war, WFP and its partners distributed 3.5 million metric tons of food assistance to 97.2 million people in 80 countries. Our...

WFP Aviation in 2012

A review of WFP Aviation's activities in 2012. WFP Aviation — in particular the WFP-managed United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) – is the first line air transport service provider to the...

WFP Logistics in 2012

In its first annual overview, WFP Logistics illustrates the many areas of its work in 2012. Supply chain management and innovation were key components last year, ensuring greater efficiency and effectiveness in WFP...

WFP in Africa - 2012 Facts and Figures and Partners

WFP assists African governments and communities to implement comprehensive, country-led, programmes to tackle hunger the world’s greatest solvable problem. In 2012, out of a total US$4.2 billion expenditure,...

WFP-EU Partnership 2011 & 2012

In 2011 and 2012, the EU (Member States and the European Commission) supported WFP operations in more than 30 countries with over €2 billion. See how and where WFP, and its biggest EU partner, ECHO, are building...

Food Procurement Annual Report 2012

In 2012, WFP procured more than 1.5 million metric tons (mt) of cereals, of which 404,492 mt of wheat. Compared to 2011, when wheat was purchased mainly from the CIS countries and the Black Sea region, wheat of...

WFP's Safety Nets Policy

The nature and volume of its activities demonstrate WFP’s leading role as a global practitioner in internationally defined safety nets.This paper updates WFP’s 2004 policy framework in light of evidence...

HIV and AIDS in Sub-Saharan Africa

In sub-Saharan Africa, the region most affected by the HIV epidemic, WFP’s food and nutrition support is an essential part of HIV treatment and care.

The Right Food at the Right Time - WFP and Nutrition in Asia

Poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life – from the womb to two years of age – can lead to irreversible damage to children’s minds and bodies. The World Food Programme in Asia is targeting its...

Building Resilience on a Fragile Continent - WFP and Climate Change in Asia

WFP is a frontline actor in the fight against hunger, and is working with governments across Asia to support country-led solutions to the impact of climate change and climate-related hunger.