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On World Humanitarian Day, WFP Chief Demands Urgent Action To End World Hunger

Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme ROME - Today 19 August is World Humanitarian Day, a day when the world commemorates those who risk their lives to bring humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in need.

WFP Executive Director Visits Drought-Hit Malawi

LILONGWE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will visit Malawi next week at a time when the country is facing its worst food security crisis in decades. Ms. Cousin is due to arrive in the southern African country on Monday 18 and to stay till Wednesday 20 July. 

Lake Chad Basin: Where Violence Converging Over the Poorest Parts of West Africa Has Created An Explosive Hunger Situation

Everywhere in the world that I visit, I ask children what they want to become when they grow up. They’ll usually tell me: I want to be a nurse. A teacher. A pilot. 

But when I asked Aisha, a ten-year-old girl from Cameroon, I received a startling reply. Aisha wants to be a soldier. Why? To fight those who have driven her family from their home. To achieve peace and security which is now just a dream.

My Visit To Zambia: A Country Full Of Challenges And Opportunities

Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just finished a three-day visit to Zambia. After meeting President Edgar Lungu, Vice President Inonge Wina and key ministers, she travelled to the food-producing south which is experiencing the second consecutive season of erratic rain, most recently due to the effects of El Niño. There she met smallholder farmers, private sector entrepreneurs as well as local community partners and government officials who shared their insights about the challenges and opportunities.  

World Food Programme Chief Calls For Global Youth- Led Movement To Eradicate Hunger By 2030

NEW YORK – While a hunger-free world is within reach, a global movement of dedicated individuals and organizations is needed to achieve it within the next 15 years, the head of the world’s largest humanitarian agency said today.