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WFP Executive Director Beasley Discusses Food Security In Devex Interview, Signs Joint Strategy With World Bank On Humanitarian, Development Assistance

Devex: David Beasley takes on global hunger
“David Beasley, the executive director of the World Food Programme, has a message for humanitarian leaders who chide him for talking up the role of food insecurity in driving terrorist groups such as Islamic State group, Boko Haram, and al-Shabab. ‘We’ll do it your way and get $2 billion. Or we’ll do it my way and get $7 billion.’ Beasley spoke to Devex Editor-in-chief Raj Kumar on Wednesday as part of a Devex conversation series with policymakers in global development. … Later on Wednesday, Beasley joined World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to sign a new joint strategy for breaking down barriers between humanitarian and development assistance, and enhancing their collaboration in fragile and conflict-affected countries…” (Igoe, 3/16).