Syria

Media advisory: Executive Director of UN World Food Programme Attends Conference in Support of Syria and the Region

BRUSSELS – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be among global leaders at Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region on 24 and 25 April in Brussels. Hosted by the United Nations and the European Union, the conference seeks to raise funds for people affected by the war in Syria and to bolster the peace process.

“Seven years of war have pushed millions of people into poverty and hunger,” says Beasley. “So that these people in Syria and in neighbouring countries get the food, cash and livelihoods assistance they so desperately need, we must get more funding.”

Conference location: Europa building, 165 rue de la Loi, Brussels

Interviews: WFP Executive Director David Beasley and WFP Middle East Regional Director Muhannad Hadi will be available. To arrange an interview, please contact: Aneta Szczyglowska, WFP/Brussels, Mob. +32 491395420, Email: aneta.szcyglowska@wfp.org (mailto:aneta.szcyglowska@wfp.org)

Available by telephone/Skype will be WFP Syria Country Director Jakob Kern.

To arrange to speak to him, please contact: Bettina Luescher, WFP/Geneva,

Mob. + 41-79-842-8057, Email: bettina.luescher@wfp.org (mailto:bettina.luescher@wfp.org)