03/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/13/2019 20:54
The following is attributable to Acting Deputy Spokesperson Ryan Essman:
U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green met with the Honorable David Beasley, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), to discuss the strong partnership between USAID and the WFP. Administrator Green expressed his condolences for the tragic loss of WFP staff members in the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302. He thanked Executive Director Beasley for WFP's dedicated partnership in responding to food crises in some of the world's most-challenging environments, including Yemen, Syria, Sudan, South Sudan, and Africa's Sahel region. They also discussed aid oversight and accountability of aid and efforts to strengthen the transition from relief to development.