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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.

WFP Executive Director Calls On International Community To Stand By The Syrian People

WFP Statement ROME/KUWAIT CITY – The United Nation World Food Programme is extremely grateful to the State of Kuwait for its very generous support to food assistance operations throughout the Syria emergency.  We thank the Emir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, for his leadership in mobilizing the donor community to provide much needed support.