World Food Programme (WFP) - Iran
Set-up in 1963, WFP is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. WFP uses its food to: meet emergency needs and support economic and social development. It also provides the logistics support necessary to get food aid to the right people at the right time and in the right place. In 2002, WFP fed 72 million people in 82 countries, including most of the world’s refugees and internally displaced people.
WFP has been assisting refugees residing in settlements in Iran since 1987 to ensure that their basic food needs are met.
The resource-rich country was able to recover from the war with Iraq, but the recent influx of refugees, especially from Afghanistan and Iraq, requires international assistance.