WFP Head Highlights ‘Courage’ Of Key NGO Partner World Vision

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran praised the “passion and courage” of World Vision, WFP’s biggest NGO partner in the world, and commended the organization's new report on nutrition.

NEW YORK -- WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran on Wednesday praised the “passion and courage” of World Vision, WFP’s biggest NGO partner in the world.

Speaking at the presentation of a new World Vision report on nutrition, Sheeran noted that WFP and World Vision work together in 33 countries around the world. She commended “the passion the team brings to the work they do” and the organization’s  willingness to work in some of the world’s toughest environments.

“We’ve been on the frontlines with World Vision throughout the world. They have stayed when the going gets tough and that means a lot because often the work we do is the last line of defense for the most vulnerable people in the world,” Sheeran said.

Sheeran also stressed the importance of World Vision’s new report, The Best Start, which lays out a path for reaching many more of the malnourished  children in the world.

Building on recent landmark reports in the area of nutrition, such as a 2008 Lancet report explaining the importance of adequate nutrition in the first two years of life, World Vision’s document “takes it a step further”, she said.

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