This episode addresses a topic very close to my heart. As you may know, I've been a Goodwill Ambassador for the World Food Programme since 2014. As such, I've tried to raise awareness of the plight of the hundreds of millions of people suffering from hunger around the world. Last month I was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation from the WFP signed by David Beasley (Executive Director of the U.N. World Food Programme) and given an extensive tour around the International Humanitarian City, a humanitarian hub created by the Government of Dubai to support global humanitarian efforts out of the UAE, and the WFP operations there.
I was humbled by the tour and trip. We recorded this interview at the International Humanitarian City where I spoke with three key people about the phenomenal work they are doing there: Giuseppe Saba, the CEO of the International Humanitarian City, Abdallah Al-Wardat, Director of the UN Office of the World Food Programme in the UAE and Elise Bijon, Head of Private Sector Partnerships for the World Food Program in the Middle East Region.
We talked about the critical problem of hunger - which, tragically, is increasing around the world. We discussed what the IHC and the WFP are doing about it, and how an individual can get involved to make a real difference in the lives of those in need.
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To learn more about the World Food Program's initiatives and how you can get involved visit www.WFP.org