Executive Director's Videos


WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin delivers a message on the publication in Uganda of The Cost Of Hunger In Africa report, which measures the economic cost of malnutrition in the region for the first time. Uganda was the first country to release its version of the study, which is being conducted in a total of 12 countries across the continent.

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin explains why school meals programmes are such a fundamental part of WFP's work.

During her recent trip to Mali, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with families forced from their homes by the ongoing violence in the country's north. She also called on the international community not to forget abouty the people affected by the fighting and to continue supporting humanitarian efforts to assist them.

WFP is reaching about 1.5 million people a month inside Syria with vital food assistance and is also helping the hundreds of thousands of refugees who have fled into neighbouring countries.

"No child should go hungry because of the crisis in Syria and no one country is responsible for ensuring that child receives the support that he or she needs," said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin ahead of a conference among donor governments in Kuwait. WFP needs an estimated $260 million to continue assisting families affected by the fighting in Syria.