WFP Executive Director To Visit Escalating Humanitarian Crisis On Bangladesh Border With Myanmar

Published September 29, 2017

DHAKA/COX’S BAZAR – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be visiting Bangladesh from September 29th until October 2nd to see first-hand how the country is coping with the humanitarian crisis on its border, after nearly half a million people have arrived fleeing violence in Myanmar.
Beasley will meet with senior officials in the capital Dhaka and in Cox’s Bazar, where he will visit some of the new settlements in the area where WFP has provided food assistance to 460,000 people to date.


For broll footage of WFP’s operations and the Executive Director’s visit, lease contact:
Jonathan Dumont, WFP/Bangladesh, Mob.+39 340 2249 140,

For photos, please contact:
Rein Skullerud, WFP/Rome, Mob. +39 346 5034101,

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WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries.

For more information please contact (email address:
Maherin Ahmed, WFP/Bangladesh, Mob. +880-1755-64-2160
Silke Buhr, WFP/Bangladesh. Mob. ++880-1755-64-2150