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Opening Statement to the WFP Executive Board, June 2008 - Rome, Italy (09/06/08)

Executive Director Josette Sheeran

We are meeting at a time of great challenges for the world, and for the World Food Programme. One year ago at our June Board meeting, I warned that we may be facing a “perfect storm” for the world’s most vulnerable people. Today, we are in the eye of that storm. After decades of achievements in reducing the proportion of hungry in the world, hunger is back on the march.