2024 Additional allocation to WFP Country Strategic Plans (NHF)

The war in Sudan entered its second year. Sudan is facing a major humanitarian catastrophe. The conflict also affected neighbouring countries, in particular Chad and South Sudan who are already struggling with a dire humanitarian situation that pre-existed before the conflict broke out. The consequences of the war exacerbated the acute food insecurity situation in those countries. With additional funding, SDC reinforces WFP’s emergency response to deliver life-saving food and nutrition assistance in Sudan, Chad and South Sudan.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Sudan del Sud
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Aiuto alimentare d’emergenza
01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024
CHF  5’200’000

Founded in 1961, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency saving and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working to improve nutrition and build resilience. The simultaneous occurrence of various crises including conflict, severe climate fluctuations, and economic upheavals is exacerbating hunger, diminishing sources of income, and deepening vulnerabilities, particularly in countries most severely affected by food shortages. It is estimated that as many as 309 million individuals will face food insecurity in 2024, marking a stark rise of 160 million compared to figures from 2020. Additionally, the threat of famine-like circumstances persists for 42.3 million people across 45 nations experiencing emergency or catastrophic levels of acute food insecurity. While the global demand for urgent humanitarian and development assistance remains significantly high, the funding levels of WFP and the rest of the humanitarian community struggles to get funds due to lack of attention as other crisis gets more attention.

As a result, the WFP has been compelled to make difficult decisions, reducing its operations and focusing on providing aid to those who are most urgently in need of life-saving assistance. Despite these obstacles, the WFP remains committed to prioritizing support for the most vulnerable populations in regions where the situation is most critical. These regions include the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central Sahel, Haiti, the Sudan regional crisis, Palestine, Yemen, and several others that are at risk of being overlooked as emergencies.
Switzerland directs its assistance towards WFP operations in its designated priority countries by annually providing contributions that are soft earmarked allocated to WFP offices and associated Country Strategic Plans (CSPs). 


WFP’s mission is a world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life.

The underlying vision for WFP’s strategic plan for 2022-2025 envisages a world where food insecurity and malnutrition (SDG 2 - Zero Hunger) have been eliminated, and where both national and global stakeholders have successfully reached the SDGs (SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals).

WFP’s overall goal is to deliver urgent food aid in situations of imminent danger while also assisting nations in their efforts to leave no one behind.

Gruppi target Food insecure men, women and children worldwide.
Effetti a medio termine
  1. People are better able to meet their urgent food and nutrition needs
  2. People have better nutrition, health and education outcomes
  3. People have improved and sustainable livelihoods
  4. National programmes and systems are strengthened
  5. Humanitarian and development actors are more efficient and effective

Risultati principali attesi:   WFP combats hunger in 72 of the world’s least developed and low-income countries, where individuals affected by conflicts, natural disasters, refugees, displaced persons, and impoverished communities endure acute food scarcities.

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • In 2022, WFP provided lifesaving and transformative aid to 160 million individuals, surpassing the previous year’s achievements and marking it as the largest operation in WFP’s history
  • In 2023, WFP secured confirmed contributions totaling USD 8.3 billion, reflecting a 41% decline compared to the funding received in 2022 (a 13% decrease compared to 2021). This amount fell significantly short of the operational requirements, which stood at USD 22.8 billion for the year, resulting in a record 64% shortfall. Of the total contributions received, USD 1.179 billion was provided flexibly by 38 donors, comprising USD 487 million unearmarked, USD 107 million directed to the Immediate Response Account (IRA), and USD 584 million softly earmarked contributions
  • In 2024 total contribution for WFP is so far 2,24 billion, which is a decrease of almost 70% compared to the previous year.
  • WFP was awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize "for its endeavours in fighting hunger, improving conditions for peace in conflict-ridden regions, and leading initiatives to prevent hunger from being used as a tool of war."
  • WFP leads or shares leadership in humanitarian response efforts and offers services such as the UN Air Service (UNHAS), the UN Humanitarian Response Depots network (UNHRD), and oversees the three Inter-Agency Standing Committee Clusters (Logistics, Emergency Telecommunications, and Food Security Cluster, in collaboration with FAO)

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • World Food Programme

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori The 2022-2025 WFP Strategic Plan emphasizes collaboration with UN food security entities like FAO and IFAD, as well as partnerships with various stakeholders including international organizations, governments, financial bodies, civil society, private sector, academia, communities, and individuals.
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    5’200’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    5’200’000
Fasi del progetto Fase 8 01.01.2024 - 31.12.2024   (Fase in corso) Fase 7 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed) Fase 6 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed) Fase 5 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed) Fase 4 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed) Fase 3 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed) Fase 2 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed) Fase 1 01.01.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed)