WFP is the food assistance branch of the United Nations and the world's largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger and promoting food security. On average, the WFP provides food to 90 million people per year, of whom 58 million are children. From its headquarters in Rome and more than 80 country offices around the world, the WFP works to help people who are unable to produce or obtain enough food for themselves and their families.
WFP started its operations in Jordan in 1964. Since then, WFP has initiated a wide range of national development project through close partnerships with national institutes and local communities. In this regard, WFP carried out around 50 development projects and emergency operations worth over $250 million. WFP is providing food assistance to over 550,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan in both camp and urban settings through electronic and paper vouchers, in-kind food assistance, bread distributions and its school feeding programme.