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Better Than Cash: Harnessing New Technologies To Fight Hunger

Digital food is the future of humanitarian food assistance, says WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin who joined with agency heads and private partners in launching the innovative “Better than Cash Alliance” on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The Netherlands And WFP Strengthen Partnership To End Global Hunger

THE HAGUE –The close collaboration between the Netherlands and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) was reaffirmed today during meetings between WFP’s Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and Dutch partners across all areas: government, civil society and the private sector.

WFP Executive Director Visits The Netherlands - A Key Donor For WFP

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin is scheduled to arrive in the Netherlands later today, ahead of official meetings on 13 September.

WFP Expresses Deep Sadness Over Killing Of FAO Employee In Somalia

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin has sent condolences to the Director General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization,  Jose Graziano da Silva, in the wake of the killing of an FAO employee in southern Somalia earlier this week. The note, sent Tuesday, expressed the deep sadness of WFP staff over the death of a fellow humanitarian, who was working to make build a better life for ordinary people in Somalia.

Blog From South Sudan: World's Youngest Nation On Road to Food Security

During her recent visit to South Sudan, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin travelled to Aweil, an area in the north west with some of the poorest food-security indicators in the country. While there, she met with small farmers who are transforming their communities with help from WFP food-for-assets programmes. She sent us this blog post to tell us about them.