Executive Director in hunger-threatened West African Sahel
“In the Sahel, low rainfall has hurt harvests and reduced fodder and water for livestock, making lives harder for people there. WFP is working actively to help, and I am looking forward to meeting with the leaders of Senegal, Mali and Niger to reinforce our commitment to support their response plans. Our work in this region also includes long-term programmes that help communities help themselves, and I am looking forward to meeting men, women and children who are participating in these efforts.”
WFP urgently requires US$165 million to meet the needs of 3.5 million people during the lean season. WFP is also working with partners and national governments on plans to scale up resilience to create jobs for young people; rehabilitate land and restore ecosystems; and invest in health, nutrition and education for a sustainable future.
Beasley is visiting Senegal, Mali and Niger from 17-22 May 2018.
News video package and photo material is expected to be ready on 23 May. If interested please contact Jonathan.Dumont@wfp.org or George.Fominyen@wfp.org
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