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.
On the road in Rwanda with WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, meet Bonifrida, the woman farmer who produced so much food she could buy a new home and a cow. Hear about a project that has helped farmers double their income over the years, and find out how WFP is helping people fleeing the Democratic Republic of Congo.
WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin recently travelled to Palestine where she met families struggling to make ends meet with high food prices and low wages. WFP is helping them meet their food needs, but what these families really want are opportunities to provide for themselves.
During her recent visit to Tanzania, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin saw how innovations in food assistance are helping to strengthen the local economy and streamline operations. Purchasing food locally for use throughout the region and electronic cash and food vouchers are two of the game-changing strategies she writes about in her latest blog from the field.