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Mar 28, 2013

Middle East and Africa Food Security Included in U.N. Humanitarian Priorities

Valerie Amos,
Under-Secretary-General for
Humanitarian Affairs and
Emergency Relief Coordinator.
Photo: UN/Evan Schneide
On 28 March 2013, Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary General for the U.N. Office for the Coordination for Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) sat down for a in depth interview with the U.N. News Centre. She had just returned from Turkey after visiting some of the 1 million Syrian refugees. She stressed the importance of the OCHA's work in Syria, the Sahel region of Africa, Yemen, the Central African Republic, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan. This included the provision of immediate medical attention, as well as nutritious food. In her opinion, the World Food Programme's (WFP) supporting mothers and children with nutritious food such as Plump'Nut was essential.

Also provided was a very informative slideshow providing more information on the OCHA's 2013 Humanitarian Funding Appeals (not available to share as a widget on this page but see the link below to find it).

For more see:

Interview with Valerie Amos, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, U.N. News Centre, 28 March 2013.

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