ZIFFPAGE TITLEWorld Food Programme Base

By John McCormick  |  Posted 2005-04-06 Print this article Print

How a U.N relief agency had technology on the ground within 48 hours to help rush food to the victims of Asia's tsunami.


World Food Programme Base Case

Headquarters: Via C.G. Viola 68, Parco dei Medici, 00148 Rome, Italy

Phone: 39-06-65131

Chief Information Officer: Finbarr Curran

Financials: $3.28 billion total expenditures in 2003 (the most recent year for which numbers are available).

Challenge: Get food to more than 1.5 million victims of the Dec. 26 Indian Ocean tsunami.

Baseline Goals

  • Increase food shipments to the Indian Ocean region, which have grown from initial deliveries of 185 tons of food on Dec. 28 to more than 47,000 tons as of mid-March.
  • Feed the rising number of hungry tsunami victims, whose ranks have swelled from primary estimates of 1.5 million to 1.7 million.
  • Raise more than $250 million to buy and distribute food across the tsunami-affected area.


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