WFP's Operational Priorities - Dec 2007

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 20 Dec 2007


Funding Trends and Their Impact on Operations

As at 18 December 2007, WFP’s total needs to feed the 83 million people currently targeted for food assistance in 2007 are estimated to be over US$3.4 billion. As 2007 is coming to an end, country offices are now pre-positioning for 2008 requirements.


Programme of Work
As at 18 December 2007

2007 Beneficiaries
2007 Gross Needs (US$ mill.)
2007 Total Mobilized (US$ mill.)
2007 Shortfalls (US$ mill.)
EMOP
16,810,806
990
906
139
PRRO
43,050,277
1,798
1,788
220
Special Operations

214
192
45
Development
22,873,533
430
390
81
Prepositioning for 2008

0
0
800
Total
82,734,616
3,432
3,276
1,285
Note: Some operations have negative 2007 shortfalls which have been
zeroed out. Therefore total resources mobilized and total shortfalls are not equal
to total resources to raise. Also, when a project has closed, any shortfall is zeroed out.

Therefore, taking into account resources already mobilized (including carryover stocks), as well as an estimated US$800 million pre-positioning to ensure smooth delivery into the new year, the organization currently needs to mobilize just below US$1.3 billion.

Contributions to WFP: a year-end summary

At the end of 2007, WFP wishes to thank all of its donors for their generosity. This year’s donations as of December 18th amount to US$2.56 billion, and have allowed WFP to bring assistance to millions of beneficiaries through over 200 projects.