1968 World Food Programme (WFP) in Sri Lanka
The World Food Programme (WFP) operations in Sri Lanka began in 1968, to help vulnerable people to overcome food and nutrition insecurity. Being the world’s largest organisation in fighting against hunger, WFP responded to the urgent needs of tsunami and victims of the conflict.
WFP currently supports: the School Meals Programme to address short term hunger of school children; initiatives to prevent stunting among children and pregnant/lactating women; investments in disaster preparedness; and climate change adaptation activities for improved livelihood/assets. Sri Lanka committed to provide 50,000 metric tonnes of rice for WFP operations locally and internationally to address urgent food needs in crisis-affected countries. The aim of WFP is to work with the Government to reduce the prevalence of undernutrition, to build resilience building to climate shocks, and to meet ZERO hunger.