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WFP Executive Director Highlights Food And Nutrition Needs In Pakistan As Priority

ISLAMABAD – At the conclusion of a two-day visit to Pakistan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin urged a renewed effort to address the food and nutrition needs of people affected by displacement, natural disasters and poverty.

UN Agency Heads Raise Alarm At Rising Levels Of Food Insecurity In Palestine

JERICHO – Two United Nations agency heads today expressed concern at deteriorating food security in the West Bank and Gaza where one in three Palestinian households now struggle to feed their families.

On World Refugee Day, Needs Of Displaced Everywhere Must Be Remembered

From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin ROME – For over two years, the world has witnessed millions of Syrians fleeing their homes, escaping from violence in search of a safe haven.  Many families have been forced to move more than once, bringing only what they can carry.  The needs of conflict-affected Syrians are huge, almost too big to comprehend: by the end of the year, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) aims to provide food assistance to seven million people, most of whom are either internally displaced or taking refuge in neighbouring countries.

WFP Executive Director Attends Israeli Conference, Visits Innovative Food Assistance Programme In Palestine

JERUSALEM – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will be in Israel and the State of Palestine this week to attend a conference and visit WFP operations.

Feeding Mothers Saving Lives And Nourishing The Next Generation

"Providing women, particularly adolescent girls, with access to nutritious food cements the next generation’s opportunity for a healthy and productive future." Read More WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin 7 June 2013