WFP-NGO partnerships in action
Partnerships between the World Food Programme (WFP) and NGOs allow both parties to achieve results that neither could realize alone. Here are some examples of our partnerships in action.
World Vision – Myanmar
WFP and World Vision have worked together in Myanmar for over a decade, providing food and cash-based assistance. World Vision’s widespread geographic presence in the country has allowed WFP to respond quickly to emergencies such as cyclones.
WFP funding has allowed World Vision to carry out food distribution for internally displaced persons, asset creation for crisis-affected communities, school meals in remote food-insecure communities, and food and nutrition assistance for people at risk of malnutrition.
SARC, Aga Khan Foundation, and Action Against Hunger – Syria
Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, WFP has provided life-saving food assistance to families in need. This was only possible thanks to the support of 22 national NGOs operating inside Syria, including the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and two international NGOs – the Aga Khan Foundation and Action Against Hunger.
These partners have been fundamental to WFP’s work, facilitating the handling and distribution of food assistance, especially in highly insecure areas, and using their contact with local actors to allow us to reach vulnerable people. Through our work with the Aga Khan Foundation, for instance, we now provide support to 60,000 people each month, including 6,000 children with a nutrition programme and 1,200 with school snacks.
Islamic Relief – Kenya
In Kenya, WFP and Islamic Relief have joined efforts to combat malnutrition. In North Eastern Province, Islamic Relief supports the Department of Health to manage cases of acute malnutrition, while WFP provides specialized nutritious foods.
WFP and Islamic Relief also work together to supply families with micronutrient powders (or ‘sprinkles’) of essential vitamins and minerals, and to support locally recruited community health volunteers who promote infant and child nutrition.
Catholic Development Commission – Malawi
The Catholic Development Commission (CADECOM), a local relief and development NGO, has collaborated with WFP since 2004. Together we provide support to 175,000 El Niño-affected people in southern Malawi through food and cash transfers.
CADECOM also works with WFP to implement food security projects and link emergency response projects to medium- and long-term resilience-building activities, such as natural resources management and micro-financing.
Caritas Bolivia – Bolivia
In Bolivia, El Niño has hit hard, and its longer-term impact on water supplies, crops, yields and spread of disease is likely to be felt for months and possibly years to come. Caritas Bolivia and WFP are working together to rehabilitate agricultural land and create assets such as community vegetable gardens in order to reduce disaster risk and strengthen livelihoods.
Christian Child Fund – Ghana
WFP, the Christian Children’s Fund of Canada, and its local partner, the Presbyterian Farmers Training and Child Development Programme, are working together on the Safe Water for Improved Livelihoods project in Ghana’s East Gonja district. Through the rehabilitation of dams in three communities, the project is improving access to water for drinking, cooking, bathing and washing for 3,400 children and adults.