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WFP Executive Director Applauds Papal Encyclical On Climate And Environment

Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme. ROME - The UN World Food Programme applauds Pope Francis’ call for urgent action to address climate change and its impact on the world’s hungry, poor people.

WFP Head Ertharin Cousin Praises G7 Aim To Lift 500 Million People Out Of Hunger

Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme ROME – As Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Progamme (WFP), I applaud the G7 leaders’ concrete goal to lift 500 million people in developing countries out of hunger and malnutrition by 2030.

“Together We Reach Higher” - Responding to the Nepal Earthquake

WFP must reach 1.4 million people; but not just with food – survivors urgently need tarpaulins and tents, as well as water purification tablets which WFP will help deliver for our humanitarian partners.

Reaching the Missing Middle

Hunger and malnutrition are not problems exclusive to low income countries. That is why the international community cannot realise its ambitious international agenda of achieving zero hunger and malnutrition without a renewed focus on countries in economic transition where hunger and malnutrition remain.

UN World Food Programme Executive Director Visits Malawi

LILONGWE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin is making a two-day trip to Malawi from today.