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English  |  العربية 14:32:51, Saturday, 25 Mar 2017

  

WFP MARKS WORLD FOOD DAY WITH FOCUS ON BOLD PARTNERSHIPS THAT SPUR CHANGE

Rome – To mark World Food Day on 16 October, the World Food Programme (WFP) is highlighting the need for bold and constructive partnerships between governments, business and organizations that will create the requisite momentum towards achieving Zero Hunger and shaping a brighter future for millions of children.

“Ending hunger in our lifetimes is possible. We can build a world where everyone, everywhere has access to nutritious food – if we all work together, as partners,” said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. “Whether in a humanitarian or developmental context, partnerships must be bold, strategic and innovative, and be measured by how they change the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people.” 

Much of WFP’s work is in emergencies, often driven by conflict, such as the current crises in Syria, Iraq, Southern Sudan and Yemen where millions of people need live-saving assistance. In Libya, WFP is providing food assistance to 210,000 of the most vulnerable people, including those internally displaced and refugees.

“Our changing climate demands that we put the resilience of families and communities at the heart of our efforts to reach Zero Hunger. When providing assistance WFP must deploy all our creativity through tools that can help these vulnerable poor children and their families deal better with climate shocks,” Cousin said.
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