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WFP Ambassadors: Partners Against Hunger

From international sportsmen and film stars to world-renowned singers and actors, WFP’s growing chorus of celebrity supporters are committed to using their high profile status to put the spotlight on the plight of hunger and what WFP is doing to alleviate it.


Featured Celebrities

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Sami Yusuf, Singer/Composer

Ambassador Against Hunger Internationally acclaimed British artist Sami Yusuf is one of the world’s most popular composers and singers.…

  
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Franca Sozzani, Journalist/Editor

Ambassador Against Hunger Ms. Franca Sozzani was appointed as a WFP Global Ambassador Against Hunger on14 May 2014.  A native of Italy, Ms.…

  
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Jose Mourinho, Football Manager

Global Ambassador Against Hunger With a career spanning more than three decades, Mourinho began his football career as a player in the Portuguese Second Division. In the early 1990’s he wo…

  
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George Stroumboulopoulos, broadcaster

Canada Ambassador Against Hunger One of Canada's most popular and respected broadcaster, 38-year-old George Stroumboulopoulos is also a leading voice against hunger, with an extensive humanitarian tr…

  
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Drew Barrymore, actress

Ambassador Against Hunger One of the best-loved film stars on the silver screen today, Drew Barrymore became a WFP Ambassador Against Hunger in 2007 after travelling to Kenya to meet kids getting an …

  
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Paul Tergat, marathon man

Ambassador Against Hunger Few people are as qualified as Kenyan marathon legend, Paul Tergat, to explain how food aid can transform the lives of hungry children. Born in Kenya’s Rift Valle…

  

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Amadou & Mariam, Malian Pop Duo

Ambassadors Against Hunger More than a decade after shooting to international stardom, Malian singers Amadou Bagayako and Mariam Doumbia -- better known as Amadou & Mariam -- remain among Africa'…

  
Musicians
 

Anoushka Shankar, musician

Anoushka Shankar was just eight years old when she started to master the sitar.…

  
Musicians
 

Assi Hillani, singer - WFP Partner

Lebanese singer and "Arab knight," Assi Hillani, studied music for five years, specialising in playing the Oud, or oriental guitar.…

  
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Cesária Évora, singer

Ambassador Against Hunger Cape Verdian singer Cesária Évora, who died on 17 Dec 2011, was one of the greatest living African vocalists.…

  
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Christina Aguilera, singer-songwriter

Ambassador Against Hunger One of the most successful recording artists of the decade, Christina Aguilera burst onto the scene in 1999 when she was just 19 years old.…

  
Athletes
 

Dikembe Mutombo, basketball player - WFP Partner

NBA basketball star Dikembe Mutombo was born in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1966, and arrived in the United States in 1987 on an academic scholarship. A four-time winner of the NBA Defensive …

  
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DJ Bobo, Swiss music artist

Ambassador Against Hunger Rene Baumann started out as a DJ in 1985, quickly establishing his reputation as DJ BoBo in his home country Switzerland, as well as in Germany, Austria and Eastern Europe.…

  
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Drew Brees

US National Ambassador Against Hunger One of the biggest talents in American football today, quarterback Drew Brees has been a household name in his native Texas since he was a teenager leading his H…

  
Athletes
 

Freddy Adu, soccer prodigy

Born in Ghana in 1989, Freddy Adu hit the headlines at the tender age of 10, when Italian soccer giants Inter Milan spotted his talent and made a six-figure offer for him that was turned down by his m…

  
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Hend Sabry, Actress

Ambassador Against Hunger After starring in more than 23 films and a number of popular television series, Hend Sabry is considered one of the most prominent actresses in the Arab world.…