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Funding Shortfalls of WFP Hunger Programs


2003 - 2006

Source: World Food Programme

These data compare funding shortfalls of the WFP's emergency, protracted relief and recovery, development and special operations over several years.




The figures in US$ represent the value of food quantities.




*Shortfalls indicate the portion of the Resources to Raise in the year in question which remains unfunded.

(1) The WFP's Emergency Operations cover sudden natural disasters, slow-onset disasters (droughts and crop failures) and complex emergencies (conflict, widespread social and economic disruption and large population displacements)

(2) The WFP's Protracted Relief and Recovery Operations (PRROs) constitute the next stage of assistance after the emergency operations expire. The PRROs can consist of providing nutritious meals at schools, food aid for refugees, returning refugees and internally displaced people, and food for people while they rebuild damaged infrastructure and replant crops.

(3) The WFP's Development projects aim to temporarily free the poor of the need to provide food for their families, by giving them time and resources to invest in lasting assets such as better houses, clinics and schools, new agricultural skills and technology.

(4) The WFP's Special Operations aim to guarantee a speedy and efficient delivery of food aid. Typically they include logistic and infrastructure work.


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