Apply now for the United Nations World Food Program Paid Summer Internship 2022 for Nigeria.
The World Food Program (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization that saves and changes lives, providing food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.
We are currently seeking to fill candidates to participate in the PD Summer Internship Program 2022 in the Department of Policies and Programs (PD).
Brief description of WFP’s resilience activities, at the Program Unit, Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria is a federal constitutional republic. It is the most populous country in Africa and the seventh most populous country in the world.
Nigeria has more than 500 ethnic groups. The crisis-induced by non-state armed groups remains the main factor of instability in north-eastern Nigeria.
Since 2010, they have increasingly expanded its operational capabilities. In May 2013, the government declared a state of emergency in the states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.
There are reported to be 2 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Nigeria (IOM/DTM Round 27), of which the majority are in Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe states.
The Cadre Harmonisé (CH) of June 2019 reports almost 3 million people in need of food assistance in the states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe.
WFP operations focus on crisis response to prevent deterioration of food and nutrition security, reduce undernutrition and minimize gender inequalities. WFP’s activities are concentrated in rural areas of northeast Nigeria, which are most vulnerable and food insecure.