WFP Executive Director Visits Chile To Highlight Cooperation On Emergency Preparedness And Nutrition

SANTIAGO DE CHILE. –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, begins a one-day official visit to Chile tomorrow, when she will meet high-level Chilean officials and participate in an international event to celebrate women’s achievements.

During her visit to Chile on 27 February, Cousin will also highlight Chile’s role in sharing its experiences in the fields of nutrition, emergency preparedness and response, and humanitarian assistance through South-South Cooperation.
Cousin will also discuss the five highest-level emergencies that WFP is addressing: Central African Republic, Iraq, South Sudan, Syria and the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone in West Africa.  All five are large in scale, complexity and the humanitarian capacity required. Four of these emergencies involve conflict.
The Executive Director will give a presentation during the global meeting “Women in power and decision-making: making a world of difference.”  The event is hosted by the Government of Chile and UN Women in Santiago de Chile, and is part of the Beijing+20 Campaigns.
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WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.  Each year WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries.
For more information in Chile please contact:Alejandro Lopez-Chicheri, WFP/Latin America and the Caribbean, email: alejandro.chicheri@wfp.orgTel. +507 317-3900, Mob. +507 6671-5355