Memorandum submitted by the World Food
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United
Nations' front-line agency in the fight against global hunger.
Last year WFP fed more than 83 million people in 83 countries
including most of the world's refugees and internally displaced
people. It moved 3.7 million metric tons of essential food.
WFP reacts in as little as 48 hours
to major disasters in Afghanistan, the Horn of Africa, Kosovo,
Angola and East Timor.
WFP delivers food aid only in emergencies
and in targeted projects like food for work, maternal and child
health and school feeding. We do not interfere with the private
sector or discourage poor people from growing their own food.
Over the past five years, WFP has
closed offices in 26 countries that no longer need food assistance.
WFP is decentralizing, moving our
staff and resources closer to the people we serve.
WFP targets its resources to the
people and places where they will have the greatest impact. It
does this through mapping vulnerability to hunger and by setting
up rapid response teams and strategic food stocks for emergencies.
WFP is voluntarily funded, receiving
no "assessed contributions" from members of the United
Nations. Each donor chooses to support WFP based on its efficiency
Contributions to WFP may be completely
in cash, or a combination of cash and goods and/or services (e.g.
food, transport, equipment, consultants).
Since WFP has no assured funding
base, all contributions must meet `full cost recovery'. That means
that each donor covers the cost of moving, managing and monitoring
their donationation. A typical donation includes the cost
inland transport, storage and
a share of the direct costs incurred
at the field level to implement the project, and
a share of the indirect costs
of regional and headquarters support to operations.
WFP has the largest budget of any
UN agency but the smallest staff and lowest percentage spent on
administration. WFP's overhead is just 7.8 per cent of expenditure.
WFP's budget is performance-based: overhead depends on the amount
of food moved to feed the hungry.
Donors to WFP may choose to give:
a multilateral contribution (i.e.
the donor chooses only whether its contribution be used for development,
emergency or protracted relief operations) or
a directed multilateral contribution
(i.e. the donor chooses which project to support).
RELEASES 11-30 SEPTEMBER
|Location||Opening Stock as of 11 Sep 2001 (MT)
||Total Released 11-30 Sep 2001 (MT)
||Opening Stock as of 1 Oct 2001 (MT)
||2,966||ACTED, UNHCR,COAR, GRSP, KNF, HAND, WRC, WOMEN BAKERY, ESRA, ACRU, CARE, HRRSO, ACF, ADEA, PDA,WHO
|Mazar|| 822|| 987
|| 110||Habitat, SHA, SPR, CHA, MSF, MEG, WFP Bakeries
|Andkhoi|| 302|| 536
|| 0||CHA, MEG|
||1,640||IP's to be advised
|Faizabad|| 494|| 443
|| 221||NAC, CS, CONCER
|| 798||DACAAR, IAM, CHA, Afg. AID, OI, HRS, AREA
|Jalalabad|| 800|| 0
|Panjshir|| 936|| 936
|| 439||ACF, ACTED|
|Total in Afghanistan||14,957
|*Note to the table:||
1. The table shows opening stocks of 11 September and
subsequent releases from WFP warehouses. The last column of the
right shows NGOs who received food during the month from each
2. Despatches from external hubs (logistics hubs outside
of Afghanistan) into Afghanistan recommenced on 25 September and
replenished stocks in the Kabul, Herat, Andkhoi and Kandahar warehouses.
3. In some locations, WFP borrowed food from NGO partners'
stock, in order to continue distribution throughout the month
e.g. Mazar and Faizabad.
World Food Programme
21 November 2001