WFP Executive Director To Visit Escalating Humanitarian Crisis On Bangladesh Border With Myanmar

Published on 29 September 2017

DHAKA/COX’S BAZAR – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be visiting Bangladesh from 29 September until 2 October to see first-hand how the country is coping with the humanitarian crisis on its border, after nearly half a million people have arrived fleeing violence in Myanmar.

Beasley will meet with senior officials in the capital Dhaka and in Cox’s Bazar, where he will visit some of the new settlements in the area where WFP has provided food assistance to 460,000 people to date.

Beasley is planning to brief the media in Cox’s Bazar on his return from the field.
 
Date:          Sunday, 1 October 2017
Time:         18:30 (6.30 pm)
Location: Sayeman Beach Resort, Carnival Hall, 1st floor.  Marine Drive Road, Kolatoli, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Media wishing to cover the visit or to interview Beasley should contact:
Maherin Ahmed, WFP/Bangladesh, Mob. +880-1755-64-2160, maherin.ahmed@wfp.org
Silke Buhr, WFP/Bangladesh. Mob. +880-1755-64-2150, silke.buhr@wfp.org

For broll footage of WFP’s operations and the Executive Director’s visit, lease contact:
Jonathan Dumont, WFP/Bangladesh, Mob.+39 340 2249 140, jonathan.dumont@wfp.org

For photos, please contact:
Rein Skullerud, WFP/Rome, Mob. +39 346 5034101, rein.skullerud@wfp.org

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For more information please contact (email address:  firstname.lastname@wfp.org):
Maherin Ahmed, WFP/Bangladesh, Mob. +880-1755-64-2160
Silke Buhr, WFP/Bangladesh. Mob. ++880-1755-64-2150