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Our relationship with UN World Food Programme
Although the WFP Trust for India is an independently registered entity, the United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) is closely associated with the Trust since its creation with the UN-WFP’s name and mark forming the identity of the Trust.
UN-WFP in India is designated as the lead partner of the WFP Trust for India by way of a Memorandum of Understanding. The two organisations are committed to collaborating towards achieving the common goal of addressing issues of hunger and malnutrition by working with governments and the private sector in India.
Registered as a public charitable trust under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, the WFP Trust for India (Reg. No 3371) has 80G tax deduction and 12A tax exemption certifications.
About World Food Programme in India
The United Nations World Food Programme has been working in partnership with the Government of India for more than 50 years in contributing to its efforts to achieve food and nutrition security. WFP is currently doing this by demonstrating scalable pilots and best practices, providing specialised knowledge and international experience for implementation of food safety nets and supporting evidence-based analysis. In 2020, WFP was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Globally, WFP works in more than 83 countries, reaching more than 97 million people. As the world’s largest humanitarian organisation, WFP is taking the global lead on the COVID-19 logistics, supply chain including air transport. WFP is also the global co-lead on the food security cluster and actively involved in the global nutrition response. While continuing their work in improving access to food, better nutrition, building evidence and facilitating the sharing of learning across countries, UN-WFP India’s work in the COVID crisis is outlined in this bulletin.
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