We are delighted to announce that the World Food Programme has formally joined the Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action. Through the Compact, WFP will continue to leverage its strengths and capacities to end hunger and malnutrition, focusing on the poorest and most marginalised people in humanitarian contexts, including young women and young men.
Assisting 91.4 million people in around 83 countries each year, WFP is one of the leading humanitarian actors saving lives and changing lives. WFP delivers food assistance in emergencies and works with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. WFP’s primary strengths and capacities in humanitarian response, recovery as well as development are leveraged to lift the most vulnerable out of hunger. This means reaching everybody – women, men, girls and boys – with special attention to those in greatest need including those that are disproportionately affected by humanitarian crises, extreme violence and climate-related disasters.
As the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against hunger and thanks to its wide-reaching physical presence, expertise and extensive involvement in responding to humanitarian crises, WFP is an ideal partner to join the Compact and combine efforts to advance Compact’s 5 commitments – service delivery, participation, capacity & local action, resources, and data & knowledge. Supporting vulnerable – and often neglected – groups with the right nutrition before, during and after emergencies is a priority for WFP. By adhering to the Compact, WFP commits to working with its members to leverage all available synergies to contribute towards enhanced nutrition results for young women and young men.