Ukraine, Contribution WFP

Progetto concluso

WFP works in Ukraine to support populations affected by the war. The programmes are designed to restore and stabilise economic activity and food systems, as well as sustain and strengthen institutional services and safety nets to reduce vulnerability in the longer term. They restore, stabilize, sustain and recover by: 1) meeting people’s urgent needs with food and cash 2) emphasising a local approach that supports the economy 3) supporting institutions and safety nets that protect Ukrainians 4) restoring productive assets and capacity.

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Assistenza umanitaria & RRC
Aiuto alimentare d’emergenza
01.02.2023 - 31.12.2023
CHF  3’000’000

Founded in 1961, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency saving and changing lives, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working to improve nutri-tion and build resilience.

The Russian invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022 has further degraded a already high food insecurity, by adding 11 million Ukrainians to the total number of people worldwide suffering from hunger. In addition, the sharp decrease of grain exports from Ukraine to the rest of the world has translated into an increase in prices for flour, further accelerating hunger in regions as distant as the Middle East and Africa. The collapse of the “Black Sea Initiative” allowing Ukrainian exports despite the Russian blockage in mid-July 2023 has put further constraints on exports. Last but not least, mine and UXOs contamination on large sways of Ukrainian land prevents the resumption of agriculatural activities in what used to be Europe “food basket”.

Food insecurity remains therefore a critical challenge, worldwide and in Ukraine, where 2 out of 3 people are food insecure in frontline areas. Under the Limited Emergency Operation, WFP has been one of the leading agencies responding to the humanitarian needs of crisis-affected populations across Ukraine, providing food and cash assistance to almost 3 million people a month, supporting the restoration of supply chains and strengthening food systems, as well as providing school meals to crisis-affected schoolchildren and providing services to humanitarian and development partners. This strategic plan is based on the assumption that the conflict and its knock-on effects will persist beyond 2022, and thus continue to negatively impact food security, people’s ability to meet their essential needs, and the safety and security of affected communities, which, alongside rapidly rising poverty levels, will warrant continued humanitarian assistance alongside support to enable the Government of Ukraine to continue to respond to humanitarian needs. 


WFP’s mission is a world in which every man, woman and child has access at all times to the food needed for an active and healthy life.

The vision for 2030 underlying WFP’s strategic plan for 2022-2025 is that the world has eradicated food insecurity and malnutrition (SDG 2 - Zero Hunger) and national and global actors have achieved the SDGs (SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals).

The overall goal of WFP is providing immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations while supporting countries in ensuring no one is left behind. 

Gruppi target

Outcome 1: 2,632,000 women, men, girls and boys affected by the conflict

Outcome 2: 200,000 school girls and boys (315 schools)

Outcome 3: 600,000 women and men 

Effetti a medio termine

Outcome 1: Crisis-affected populations in Ukraine, including internally displaced persons, are able to meet their food and nutrition needs during and in the aftermath of a crisis.

Outcome 2: Government of Ukraine and partners have enhanced food systems and shock-responsive capacities to support vulnerable populations by 2024.

Outcome 3: Humanitarian and development partners in Ukraine have access to reliable common services and expertise to reach vulnerable people and respond to needs, throughout the year. 


Risultati principali attesi:   1.1 Crisis-affected women, men, girls, and boys have access to food and/or cash-based assistance to meet their basic food and nutrition needs 1.2 Nutritionally vulnerable groups, including children aged 6 to 23 months, receive specialized nutritious foods or transfers to prevent malnutrition and improve their nutritional status. 2.1 Schoolchildren receive meals to meet their food and nutrition needs every day they attend school. 2.2 Targeted women, men, boys and girls are provided with social benefit cash top-ups complementing existing state transfers to ensure their essential needs are met. 2.3 Government and partners benefit from enhanced shock responsive safety nets, social protection systems and capacities. 2.4 The Government and other actors within the food system benefit from capacity strengthening, infrastructure development, improved linkages with export channels, local procurement and stronger food system integration 3.1 The humanitarian and development community benefits from information management, coordination, and common logistics services through the Logistics Cluster to deliver assistance 3.2 The humanitarian and development community benefits from information management, coordination, and common services through the Food Security and Livelihoods Cluster to deliver assistance 3.3 The humanitarian and development community benefits from information management, coordination, and common telecommunications services through the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster to deliver assistance 3.4 Crisis-affected populations targeted by humanitarian and development partners benefit from common information management and other services and expertise to receive life-saving assistance; and 3.5 The humanitarian and development community benefits from cash transfer services as required. 

Risultati fasi precedenti:  

  • 10 million food insecure Ukrainians were supported in 2022, with 85% distributions taking place in frontline areas in 2022 
  • 500 mio USD were distributed in cash since April 2022 
  • 3,4 mio USD were invested to support the Government’s digitalisation of social services 

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • World Food Programme

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori The plan for 2023–2024 is in line with WFP strategic plan for 2022–2025, the Humanitarian Response Plan for Ukraine (2023) and the United Nations Transitional Framework (2023). 
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    3’000’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    3’000’000 Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF    1’904’078’061 Progetto totale dalla prima fase Budget inclusi partner del progetto CHF   3’000’000
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 01.02.2023 - 31.12.2023   (Completed)