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EU partnership with the World Food Programme is delivering

Discussion between Ertharin Cousin, on the left, and Kristalina Georgieva
03/06/2014  - 

Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva is in Rome to give a keynote speech to the World Food Programme's Executive Board. The occasion marks the strong partnership between the WFP and the EU, which funds the food assistance organisation of the United Nations to the tune of a billion dollars annually.

The Commissioner is also meeting Ertharin Cousin, the WFP's Executive Director, to update her on the humanitarian crises in Syria, Central African Republic and South Sudan.

The EU and the WFP are working ever more closely together, particularly in the field of cash and voucher schemes which contributes to building the resilience of the world's most vulnerable communities to natural and man-made disasters.