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World Food Programme (WFP)

Awarded the Prize "for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict."

The World Food Programme (WFP) is jointly organized by United Nations and the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in charge of multilateral food aid. It was established by the 16th General Assembly and the 11th FAO conference in 1961.   Originally scheduled to start operation in 1963, it was put into operation ahead of schedule due to the food crisis in 1962. Its headquarters is located in Rome, Italy. Among its multiple publications are “World Food Programme News” and “World Food Programme Annual Report”.

The organization has committed to help recipient ries achieve the goal of self-rescue and food self-sufficiency in food and agriculture by delivering food. Its aid consists of three modes: emergency relief, rapid development projects and normal development projects. Resources for its activities mainly come from voluntary donations from by governments in cash and services. At present, the main donors are China, the United States, the European Union, Canada, the Netherlands, Japan, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Australia.

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