World Food Programme
About World Food Programme:
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. In emergencies, we get food to where it is needed, saving the lives of victims of war, civil conflict and natural disasters. After the cause of an emergency has passed, we use food to help communities rebuild their shattered lives.
WFP is part of the United Nations system and is voluntarily funded.
Born in 1962, WFP pursues a vision of the world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life. We work towards that vision with our sister UN agencies in Rome -- the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) -- as well as other government, UN and NGO partners.
In 2010 we aim to reach more than 90 million people with food assistance in 73 countries. Around 10,000 people work for the organisation, most of them in remote areas, directly serving the hungry poor.
On any given day, WFP Aviation has 60 aircraft in the sky delivering assistance and transporting passengers and cargo. While the occurrence of flight failures has significantly declined, appropriate regulation, education and training are essential in order to maintain this record.
To enhance its managements and efficiency, the WFP Safety Unit has undertaken the responsibility to train its staff and staff operating for the WFP. The WFP training reached more than 1300 participants and aims at reaching more staff in various locations where the World Food Programme operates its aircraft.
The World Food Programme has become a growing interest in the region and among fellow aviation. With more media coverage being dedicated to these activities, sponsorships are becoming more lucrative.