Head of UN food aid agency begins visit to West Bank, Israel and Jordan

Published on 17 January 2011

The head of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, today began a three-day mission to the occupied Palestinian territory, Israel and Jordan, during which she will visit the agency’s projects and meet with government officials, partner organisations and staff. Ms. Sheeran will visit school meals projects and an electronic food voucher project in the West Bank, and tour the oldest school in Hebron to meet students and see the impact the programmes have had on the lives of the children and other residents in the area.

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