First Allocation (Cash) of SDC Funding (Europe and Mediterranean Region Division) to WFP Operations in 2013

Project completed

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding for responding to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to WFP operations allows the World Food Programme (WFP) to respond proactively and to provide immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations and underfunded emergencies.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Emergency food assistance
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013
CHF 500'000

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger and under-nutrition. Every year, WFP provides food assistance to more than 100 million people, mostly women and children. WFP is Switzerland’s largest United Nations humanitarian aid multilateral partner.


Providing immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations and underfunded emergencies.

Target groups

WFP beneficiaries worldwide

Medium-term outcomes

WFP provides emergency food assistance in 75 countries in the aftermath of natural or man-made disasters and supports food assistance programmes that bridge the gap between relief and recovery, helping communities build a better future.

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • World Food Programme

Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   500'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   500'000
Project phases Phase 19 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Completed) Phase 16 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 15 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 14 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed)

Phase 11 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)