The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organization providing food assistance around the world. Each year, WFP delivers food assistance to over 85 million people across 83 countries, and works to reach Goal 2 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals: Zero Hunger.
To achieve these aims, WFP needs to have access to tools which can help facilitate the delivery of aid to recipients. One such innovation which has recently been adopted is the use of Anyline ID scanning to quickly verify the identity of aid recipients and reduce time spent on administration.
What challenge was WFP facing?
WFP faces many challenges in delivering its vital humanitarian aid, and often operates in the midst of ongoing conflicts, or in the aftermath of natural disasters. In these demanding environments, a lack of transport and communication infrastructure can severely impede their work.
WFP recently piloted a scheme in Guatemala and El Salvador to streamline the process of identifying aid recipients. By integrating Anyline ID Scanning onto their mobile devices, WFP officials can scan the national identity cards of people in need of assistance, and quickly distribute the correct resources to them.
Why was Anyline the best choice for WFP?
Given the circumstances in which WFP operates, it is important to have robust solutions which work in any situation. Anyline ID scanning takes place entirely on the user’s device, allowing WFP staff to check IDs and carry out deliveries wherever they are, even in isolated rural communities where there is no internet connection.
Digitizing the process of ID verification also saves time for WFP staff during deliveries by reducing the administrative burden on staff. This results in improved data quality collection, and ensures that care packages are given to the intended recipients.
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