How the World Food Programme Streamlined Aid Deliveries with Mobile Scanning
How the UN World Food Programme has adopted mobile ID scanning to verify the identity of aid recipients in Central America.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian organization worldwide, providing food assistance for those in need, no matter where in the world they are. 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 that can help facilitate the delivery of aid to recipients. WFP has adopted Anyline scanning technology to quickly verify the identity of aid recipients and reduce the time and effort spent on administration.
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The Nobel Prize-winning WFP faces many challenges in delivering their 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. While working in these remote and challenging areas, the WFP wanted to vastly overhaul and improve their methods and processes to not only create an efficient system for their workers but to also improve the speed at which they can assist those in need.