World Food Programme (WFP)

What is WFP?

Assisting over 90 million people in more than 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization saving lives and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

WFP Office to the EU and Belgium

The WFP Office to the EU and Belgium, established in 1996, is working in close partnership with the European Union and Government of Belgium.

Contributing more than €2.7 billion in 2017, together the European Commission and EU Member States helped WFP provide food assistance across 49 countries and remained WFP’s largest donor.

Together with the European Commission’s Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), WFP works to fight hunger in emergencies. Since 2016, ECHO has contributed nearly €1 billion to support WFP cash assistance for 1.4 million refugees living in Turkey, so they can buy the things they need, such as rent, groceries, and medicine. The Emergency Social Safety Net is the largest humanitarian programme ever funded by the EU. It helps families who have been torn from their homes gain some sense of stability and normalcy.

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Development and Cooperation (DEVCO) is an essential partner to help WFP find sustainable solutions to tackle hunger. EU-funded school meals continue to help children in The Gambia, Egypt and Syria stay in school thanks to support from the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR).

Through regular engagement with the Development Committee of the European Parliament and the European External Action Service, WFP Brussels aims to raise awareness about and tackle important issues related to food security and humanitarian and development policy. Through the Council of the EU’s Working Party on Humanitarian Aid and Food Aid, WFP presents thematic and geographic issues related to its work around the world.

WFP Brussels additionally serves as a liaison with the Belgian government, a strategic partner in using innovative technology to fight hunger and the second biggest donor to WFP’s immediate response account.

Furthermore, WFP Brussels works in coordination with sister UN agencies based in Brussels, such as UNHCR on issues relating to refugee protection, UNICEF for child development, and FAO on improving food and nutritional security.


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WFP Office to the EU and Belgium
Avenue des Arts 41
B-1040 Brussels (Belgium)
Tel: +32-2-500-0910
Fax: +32-2-500-7790
E-mail: [email protected]

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