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FITTEST – WFP’s Fast IT and Telecommunications Emergency and Support Team – is a group of humanitarian responders that deploys globally to establish and restore information and communications technology services in emergency response.

Sahel emergency

Rising armed conflict, deteriorating security, widespread poverty and the impact of climate change are posing a real threat to countries in the Central Sahel. Attacks on civilians and infrastructure and conflict between the state and non-state armed groups have led to massive population displacement across Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger. 

Humanitarian Support and Services

The World Food Programme (WFP) has accrued vast expertise and capacity in supply chain, engineering and emergency telecommunications – often in the most challenging environments. This experience affords WFP the ability to extend its capacity to also support emergency preparedness and medium-long term development efforts, depending on the local context.

Food Security Cluster

Co-led by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the global Food Security Cluster (gFSC) is committed to saving lives through the coordination of appropriate, efficient and well-resourced food security responses in major emergencies.

Resilience programming

International humanitarian and development organizations have embraced resilience as an overarching theme. This means that programming for resilience is a multi-actor pursuit; it also means that enhancing resilience may indirectly enhance a range of other capacities.

South-South cooperation

South-South and triangular cooperation covers the direct exchange of knowledge, experiences, skills, resources and technical know-how among developing countries, often assisted by a donor or multilateral organization, such as WFP. This “triangular” facilitation may take the form of funding, training, management, technological systems, or other types of support.

Disaster risk reduction

For the World Food Programme (WFP), working to prevent, mitigate and prepare for disasters is an essential part of its mandate to combat hunger in the world. In fact, WFP’s country programmes integrate dedicated actions to address the risks of climate disasters and mitigate their repercussions on food security.

Capacity assessment

As the World Food Programme (WFP) increasingly engages in national capacity strengthening, and its modus operandi shifts to Country Strategic Planning, capacity assessment has become a critical function.

Food security analysis

Who are the food insecure or vulnerable people? How many are there? Where do they live? Why are they food insecure or vulnerable? How is the situation likely to evolve and what are the risks threatening them?