Administrator Samantha Power’s Meeting with United Nations World Food Program Executive Director David Beasley

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For Immediate Release

Thursday, February 24, 2022
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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Rebecca Chalif:‎

Today, Administrator Power spoke with United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley about Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified further invasion of Ukraine and the humanitarian response to the situation on the ground.

Administrator Power and Executive Director Beasley discussed the anticipated rise in humanitarian needs following the invasion. Administrator Power highlighted USAID’s deployment of a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to lead the U.S. humanitarian response inside Ukraine, which will work closely with WFP staff in the region. Administrator Power and Executive Director Beasley also discussed potential access challenges in delivering humanitarian assistance, including food, as conflict lines shift. They both agreed to continue closely coordinating on the response to meet the needs of the most vulnerable. 

Last updated: September 26, 2022

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