WFP must reach 1.4 million people; but not just with food – survivors urgently need tarpaulins and tents, as well as water purification tablets which WFP will help deliver for our humanitarian partners.
Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just finished a three-day visit to South Sudan and Ethiopia, where she traveled alongside the UN High Commissioner for Refugees to see first-hand the devastating impact of the South Sudan crisis. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about meeting people in the town of Nyal who have fled a deadly combination of violence and hunger.
Ertharin Cousin, the Executive Director of the World Food Programme, has just wrapped up a two-day fact-finding visit to the Central African Republic – a country facing a humanitarian disaster that risks getting even worse. In her latest blog, the WFP chief talks about her personal impressions of this ‘forgotten crisis’.
A week after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin travelled to one of the areas hit hardest by the storm to see out how food assistance is helping survivors get back on their feet. While there, she was struck by the resilience of families working to put the destruction behind them and rebuild their lives.
While travelling in Yemen with UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin saw first-hand the devastating consequences of a hunger crisis affecting more than 10 million people. In her latest blog from the field, she writes about the people she met and the efforts underway to assist them.