WFP Media Advisory: World Food Programme Executive Director Visits Haiti

Published on 10 May 2010

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Josette Sheeran, will begin a two day visit to Haiti on Tuesday 11 May to see how WFP is supporting the long term recovery and food security of the Haitian people.

Sheeran will meet mothers and young children involved in WFP’s nutrition programmes in Port au Prince and visit a school meals programme. She will also travel to a Food for Work project.

Sheeran is also scheduled to meet the Prime Minister of Haiti, leading United Nations officials and representatives of WFP’s NGO partners.

Before her departure on Wednesday afternoon, Sheeran will hold a media briefing.

Time: Wednesday 12th May 11:30
Location: VTC Conference Room, MINUSTAH Logistics Base   

Media Arrangements: 

For further details and information on the visit, contact :

WFP Haiti Public Information Officer, Anne Poulsen
Mob: +509  3648-7738

WFP Regional Information Officer, Alejandro Lopez-Chicheri, who will be in Haiti
Mob:  +1 917 392 6159