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The World Food Programme Thanks Canada For Continuing Its Partnership Against Hunger

OTTAWA – Today the Minister of International Cooperation, the Honorable Julian Fantino, and senior members of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) met with the Executive Director of the Rome-based United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, to reaffirm their shared commitment to end hunger and malnutrition.

Blog From Tanzania – Making Change With e-Transfers

During her recent visit to Tanzania, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin saw how innovations in food assistance are helping to strengthen the local economy and streamline operations. Purchasing food locally for use throughout the region and electronic cash and food vouchers are two of the game-changing strategies she writes about in her latest blog from the field.

Don't Forget About The Sahel Babies

This week global humanitarian leaders gathered at WFP's Rome headquarters to assess achievements in the Sahel region of West Africa, which one year ago was facing a devastating drought. Straight after the Rome event, which produced a joint commitment to continue working together in the drought-prone region, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin wrote this blog.

One Year On From The Sahel Crisis: A Review Of The Humanitarian Response

ROME – A year after the international community launched a massive humanitarian response to the food and nutritional crisis affecting millions of people across the Sahel region of Africa, leaders of humanitarian agencies, government representatives from countries affected and major donors met today to review the effectiveness of their assistance.   Read the Outcome Document

UN World Food Programme Executive Director Visits Tanzania

DAR-ES-SALAAM – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, today begins a two-day visit to Tanzania. While in the capital, Dar-es-Salaam, she will visit WFP’s port operations to see a central logistics hub that is vital to WFP’s work in Africa