Executive Director's Videos


WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin is in Davos, Switzerland this week to engage with world leaders at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on the issues of hunger and food security. She says the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Syria is at the top of the agenda.

During her visit to the Kilis refugee camp in Turkey, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin went to a local food shop where Syrian families are using food vouchers to buy fresh produce, meat and cheese. The programme gives refugees the freedom to choose which foods to buy while giving a boost to the local economy. That makes it a "win-win" for both Syrian families and the host community in Turkey, Cousin said.

On a 3-day trip to the Middle East, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin stopped at a food shop in Lebanon where Syrian refugees shop for food with vouchers. This allows families to buy fresh fruit and vegetables which aren’t normally a part of WFP food rations. Find out more 

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin gives a quick run-down of what happened during UN General Assembly week, from the point of view of WFP and its mission to fight hunger worldwide.

Speaking at the start of Day 4 of UN General Assembly week in New York, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin explains how UN Women and the three Rome-based UN agencies are about to launch a joint programme aimed improving the lives of rural women in the developing world.