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Sahel Response Still High Priority, Says WFP Executive Director On Visit To Burkina Faso

OUAGADOUGOU – One year after the World Food Programme (WFP) launched its response to drought in eight countries of the Sahel region, the organization’s executive director Ertharin Cousin has visited Burkina Faso to see the results and discuss the future.

WFP Executive Director Travels To Burkina Faso To Highlight Continuing Needs In Sahel

OUAGADOUGOU – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will travel to Burkina Faso from 13 to 15 March 2013. Cousin will visit the country on the invitation of the President of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaoré, whom she met in October 2012 at the Forum on International Cooperation in Milan, Italy.

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.