There’s an old saying that rings true for humanitarians racing against the clock to reach those in need: Speed is of the essence. That’s as true today as it ever was.

Because time waits for no one, WFP has a long tradition of embracing innovation, technology and partnerships to find the best ways of quickly delivering life-saving assistance, reconnecting affected communities or moving personnel. The sheer scale and complexity of humanitarian responses can seem daunting, but bolstered by the ingenuity and generosity of partners, WFP is constantly improving its ability to win back precious minutes and hours before, during and after disaster strikes.