This presentation details the various projects and relief efforts conducted during my internship with the United Nations World Food Programme in Cochabamba, Bolivia, during the month of February, 2008.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest humanitarian aid organization in the world and is the United Nations frontline agency in the fight against global hunger. WFP operations aim to save lives in refugee crises and other emergencies; improve nutrition and quality of life for the world’s most vulnerable; and enable development by encouraging personal asset growth and self reliance in poor communities. Since it was founded in 1963, WFP has fed more than 1.4 billion of the world’s poorest people, and has invested over $30 billion in development and emergency relief. In 2007, WFP aid assisted over 90 million people in 88 countries around the world.
Brittany Atchison, ’10 Northfield, MN
Majors: Politics, Ethnic Studies
Sponsor: Carol Lacy-Salazar