The World Food Programme (WFP) has a new boss in office, the organization discloses in a statement.
The statement says Paul Turnbull is the new country representative replacing Benoit Thiry who has retired.
Turnbull presented his letters of credence to Malawi’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eisenhower Mkaka and reiterated WFP’s commitment to working with the Government to save and change lives while strengthening capacities to respond to climatic shocks.
“WFP appreciates the collaborative relationship it has with the Government of Malawi in addressing food and nutrition security in the country. In the last few years, Malawi has been affected by serious droughts and floods.
“WFP will endeavor to strengthen capacities to respond to climatic shocks in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework and Malawi Vision 2063,” Turnbull said.
In his remarks, Mkaka commended WFP for its humanitarian support to Malawi including provision of food assistance, resilience building, livelihoods activities and provision of school meals to learners.
The Minister underscored the shift by WFP towards integrated resilience to address the structural causes of hunger, emphasizing how the approach will ensure that farmers graduate from perpetually relying on humanitarian assistance and become food sufficient.
WFP began its operations in Malawi in 1965.