A mortar shell has damaged a World Food Programme (WFP) storage facility in the Yemeni port city of Hodeidah — potentially impacting the humanitarian agency’s ability to feed 3.5 million people.
Despite the deteriorating security situation, WFP remains on the ground and is committed to doing everything it can to ensure that lifesaving operations continue throughout the region. Just last month the agency provided food to 700,000 people surrounded by conflict in southern Hodeidah.
But WFP can’t do this alone. Your support is needed to save more lives.
At the Stimson Center in Washington, D.C., WFP USA’s President and CEO Rick Leach along with WFP USA’s Director of Public Policy and Research Dr. Chase Sova participated in a panel discussion about the link between food security and global stability and WFP USA’s recent report, Winning The Peace. (May 15, 2018)
At the Center for American Progress, WFP USA President and CEO Rick Leach participated in a panel discussion to discuss the future of U.S.-Africa relations (July 13, 2017).
In an event sponsored by the Center for Strategic & International Studies, WFP USA’s Vice President for Public Policy Deborah Saidy, discusses food insecurity, migration, and displacement in Djibouti (April 27, 2017).
WFP USA President and CEO, Rick Leach, participated in a panel discussion at the Center for American Progress to discuss the national security implications of climate change and food security (June 21, 2016).
In an event co-sponsored by World Food Program USA at the U.S. Institute of Peace, Rick Leach discusses options for increasing and improving humanitarian aid to respond more effectively and efficiently to protracted crises. (October 16, 2015)