The 15th McGovern lecturer: Dr. Christopher Barrett

Dr. Christopher Barrett, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Professor of Applied Economics and Management at Cornell University, delivered the 15th Annual McGovern Lecture at FAO on Science and Solidarity: Innovations to Meet Global Food Security Challenges. April 4th, 2019   “Food security may be the defining global challenge of the century.” This was Dr. ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Opening of the WFP Executive Board

Executive Director Beasley, as you have consistently reminded the world, the number of people who are hungry, malnourished, and suffering from conflict continues to rise.  We applaud your unstinting efforts and your willingness to take -- as you did in Yemen -- a strong and principled stand to best ensure that relief is directed and ...
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United States Is Ready To Provide Urgent Humanitarian Aid to the People of Venezuela

Today, Secretary of State Pompeo announced that the United States is ready to provide more than $20 million in initial humanitarian assistance to the people of Venezuela as they struggle to cope with severe food and medicine shortages and the other dire impacts of their country’s political and economic crisis caused by the illegitimate Maduro ...
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Remarks by Chargé d’Affaires Thomas Duffy at the Launch of the 2018 Global Report on Food Crises

The 2018 Global Report on Food Crises presents evidence that speaks to some of our deepest concerns: the number of food insecure people is rising rapidly -- up 11 percent from 2017 – and new or intensified conflicts have played a major role in that increase. The number of people experiencing food insecurity is on the ...
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U.S. ANNOUNCES $169 MILLION IN NEW HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE FOR ETHIOPIA AND KENYA

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release August 3, 2017   PRESS RELEASE U.S. Announces $169 Million in New Humanitarian Assistance for Ethiopia and Kenya Today the United States announced more than $169 million in humanitarian assistance to support those in Ethiopia and Kenya who are experiencing the effects of prolonged ...
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CASH-FOR-TRAINING SUPPORTS VULNERABLE FAMILIES IN SOUTH SUDAN

Nutrition and entrepreneurship training helps families stay healthy and build businesses “The cash we receive has helped me a lot. When I receive the money, I buy food and sugar for the family, and it has supplemented my modest income from plaiting women’s hair.” July 2017—For one week each month, Clementina Peter Loku, a 56-year-old ...
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