Lack of Funds May Force WFP to Halt Essential Humanitarian Airlifts and Passenger Flights to Countries Isolated by COVID-19 Pandemic (For the Media)
A WFP team has trekked into the Himalayas to unfurl a flag representing the Sustainable Development Goal of Zero Hunger, as part of an international effort to bring the global goals to the world’s attention. WFP’s flag-bearer Nimdoma Sherpa climbed 2,000 metres and overcame rain, fog, rough trails and steep ascents to reach the village of Kerauja, in Gorkha district. As a child, Nimdoma received WFP school meals and at the age of 17, in 2008, she became the then-youngest woman to summit Mount Everest. Now, Nimdoma is using her climbing expertise to help WFP reach villages affected by the April earthquake. She was accompanied on this trip by a train of mules bringing rice as part of the recovery effort.