The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations frontline agency fighting hunger worldwide. With a dual humanitarian-development mandate, WFP responds to acute crises and works with vulnerable communities over the longer term to build resilience to shocks and stressors, while providing technical assistance to national governments aimed at enabling them to design and roll-out effective hunger eradication strategies. WFP concentrates its efforts abd resources on the neediest people and countries, in order that the greatest share of the organization's operational footprint is low-income countries. It also maintains a presence in a number of middle -income countries that are continuing to experience challenges in eradicating hunger.
WFP also works to respond to mixed-migration patterns and provides assistance to migrants who have ended up being stranded in difficult situations following the outbreak of conflicts. It is mandated to provide food assistance and build resilience in parts of the world that are experiencing chronic food insecurity. For this reason, WFP has deep and strong operational presence in parts of Asia and Africa that are a major source of international migration flows while experiencing massive inflows of remittances. Through its in-house expertise in Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM), WFP has amassed a wealth of knowledge concerning the drivers of migration and impact of remittance flows. In the context of a rapidly urbanizing world, WFP is increasingly intervening in towns and cities. A large proportion of the beneficiaries of this assistance have recently migrated from rural areas in search of economic opportunities and send remittances back to other family members in the village.
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