In a 2015 visit to Rome, Catherine Bertini posed for a photo next to the gallery of executive directors. She is joined in this photo by Emily Fredenberg, WFP Lebanon, and Werner Schleiffer, retired WFP staff member and current director of the Syracuse University Geneva Summer Program.

In a 2015 visit to Rome, Catherine Bertini posed for a photo next to the gallery of executive directors. She is joined in this photo by Emily Fredenberg, WFP Lebanon, and Werner Schleiffer, retired WFP staff member and current director of the Syracuse University Geneva Summer Program.

Today's World Food Programme

"Assisting 80 million people in around 80 countries each year, the World Food Programme (WFP) is the leading humanitarian organization fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience.

On any given day, WFP has 5,000 trucks, 20 ships and 70 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in most need. Every year, they distribute approximately 12.6 billion rations at an estimated average cost per ration of US$ 0.31. These numbers lie at the roots of WFP’s unparalleled reputation as an emergency responder, one that gets the job done quickly at scale in the most difficult environments.

WFP’s efforts focus on emergency assistance, relief and rehabilitation, development aid and special operations. Two-thirds of their work is in conflict-affected countries where people are three times more likely to be undernourished than those living in countries without conflict."

[The above text is sourced from WFP.org.]

WFP USA is the fundraising arm of the World Food Programme in the US. Contributions are tax deductible. Donate.

The Link to the Catherine Bertini Trust Fund for Girls Education at WFPUSA is here: Donate.

Pictured Above: Catherine Bertini and David Beasley, current Executive Director of WFP (2017).

 
 
 

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RECOMMENDATIONS FROM ONE WORLD FOOD PROGRAMME DIRECTOR TO THE NEXT

March 2017 - 07 February 2017 | The Lugar Center |  View Here. 

Abstract: This document was published before the current World Food Programme Executive Director was appointed, providing unsolicited advice.

 ZERO HUNGER Syracuse University Food Security Students joining WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin in Rome 2015.

ZERO HUNGER Syracuse University Food Security Students joining WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin in Rome 2015.