Denmark and WFP Confirm Strong Partnership In Responding To Humanitarian Crises And Reaching Zero Hunger

Among WFP's most supportive and consistent donors - especially with flexible funds - Denmark is a highly-valued partner in providing assistance to millions of people caught up in emergencies in Syria, Yemen and South Sudan as well as in countries affected by the impact of El NiAo.

"Denmark is one of WFP's leading contributors of un-earmarked, flexible funds," said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. "We appreciate Denmark's example, not only in the context of the coming World Humanitarian Summit, but also because it is thanks to Denmark that WFP can respond quickly and effectively when disasters occur."

In 2015, Denmark contributed US$58.3 million to WFP's work, including US$34 million in un-earmarked contributions, making Denmark the fifth largest provider of such funds.

Denmark supports humanitarian innovation, including cash-based transfers, which help build local markets, and is a top contributor to WFP's Immediate Response Account, a life-saving immediate funding facility. This fund permits a rapid, well-timed response to emergencies.

"The generosity of the Danish people helps provide assistance to vulnerable families affected by often forgotten shocks and crises; we ensure that help reaches those left furthest behind, first. In Denmark, WFP has a key partner and, working together, we can achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 - Zero Hunger," added Cousin.

WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries.

Source: World Food Programme

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