الاثنين، 18 أغسطس، 2014

WFP celebrates World Humanitarian Day



By - Redhwan Nasser Al-sharif
radwan.alshariff@gmail.com
The World Food Programme (WFP) is joining other organizations and agencies around the globe in advance of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August, state-run 26 September website reported

In its statement, the WFP said that the celebration aims to bring attention to the heroes who risk their lives every day to help people in need

"These humanitarian heroes put themselves in danger transporting food around the world, distributing it in areas besieged by conflict or ravaged by natural disaster, and running the programmes that help millions of children, women and men build their futures

"World Humanitarian Day is a day to remember our 'humanitarian heroes'. The colleagues who lost their lives while serving others," said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. "But it's also a day to celebrate our everyday heroes -- the WFP staff and partners who work tirelessly to help build the future we all want, a future of zero hunger in which everyone will thrive

In total, there are nearly 14,200 humanitarian heroes working for WFP. They come from 158 nations and are deployed in 99 countries around the world

In Yemen, WFP plans to provide assistance to some 6 million vulnerable people over the next two years through a range of activities, including food relief, cash transfers, food and cash for work, prevention and treatment of malnutrition, school feeding and take-home rations for girls attending school

"We are shifting the emphasis of our operations from relief to building livelihoods and boosting resilience," said WFP Yemen Country Director Bishow Parajuli. "Our aim is to help people to help themselves


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