World Food Programme opens first Canada office

Working toward zero hunger

Why It Matters

Canada is the 7th largest donor to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian agency working toward a world with Zero Hunger. In March 2020, WFP officially opened its Ottawa office to strengthen both funding relationships with the Canadian government and open new doors for Canadian organizations addressing food security to export their solutions globally.

More than half of those facing hunger across the world live in countries affected by conflict. Conflict, climate change and health concerns continue to push people deeper into food insecurity. To fight this, the United Nations has pledged to end hunger by 2030 — and a large part of that effort is the United Nations World Food Programme.  

Established in 1961, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies, building prosperity and supporting a sustainable future. Providing food assistance to an average of 86.7 million people in 83 countries each year,

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