WFP: Massive Humanitarian Response to Haiti Earthquake - Teleconference With WFP Executive Director

Published on 18 January 2010

ROME – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will host a global teleconference today, Monday, at 15:00 GMT (16:00 Rome time) to brief media about WFP’s humanitarian response to assist the millions of Haitians whose lives have been devastated by last week’s earthquake.

Speaking from WFP’s Situation Room at its global operational hub in Rome, Sheeran will provide an overview of WFP’s response to date and provide information about coordination with military and other humanitarian actors in Haiti.

BRIEFING TIME: 15:00 GMT MONDAY 18 JANUARY (16:00 Rome Time)

Those wishing to join the call should dial in to the following number at 14:50 GMT.  Teleconference will start promptly at 15:00 GMT.  The teleconference is scheduled to last 1 hour.
From outside Italy:     +39 06 6513 3344
From Italy:            06 6513 3344

Once connected, you will hear a welcome message and a request to dial your personal code followed by the # (hash) key.
The personal code for this call is 128800.
Participants are requested to use the mute button on their phones to minimize background noise.


For further information:
Gregory Barrow, WFP/Rome, Tel. +39 06513 2330, Mob.  +39 348 1325018
Natasha Scripture, WFP/Rome, Tel. + 39 06513 3146, Mob. +39 340 466 3480