WFP in Numbers



Every year WFP provides food for almost 100 million people in over 70 countries.

Here's the breakdown for 2012:


The hungry people reached in 2012 included:

  • 82.1 million women and children
  • 24.7 million children reached through school meals projects
  • 15.1 million people who received food as an incentive to build assets or attend training
  • 6.5 million internally displaced persons (IDPs)
  • 2.4 million refugees
  • 1.6 million people affected by HIV/AIDS 



Food delivered to the hungry people in 2012 totaled 3.5 million metric tons.

  • 1.4 million tons came through in-kind donations
  • 2.1 million tons were purchased with cash
  • US$1.10 billion was spent buying food
  • US$844 million spent buying food in 75 developing countries
  • 86 percent of food was purchased from developing countries