Video On Demand

Online Event: Humanitarian Operations During Covid-19: A Conversation with David Beasley of the World Food Programme

June 19, 2020 • 12:00 – 12:45 pm EDT
The spread of Covid-19 continues to dominate global attention. Governments are primarily focusing efforts on the domestic response to the virus. With 135 million people already facing crisis levels of hunger, the pandemic could push another 130 million to the brink of starvation by the end of this year. Understanding how the pandemic will impact the most vulnerable is vital to implementing an effective response. In this series, the CSIS Humanitarian Agenda will speak with leadership across humanitarian institutions about the challenges their organizations face during Covid-19. Our featured guests will give their insights on how the pandemic is changing the humanitarian landscape and the impact it has on the delivery of lifesaving assistance now and in the near future. 
We are pleased to host David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), to discuss how WFP is adapting and responding to the pandemic. This conversation will focus on near-term challenges to food security and current strategies being implemented.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.
Jacob Kurtzer
Senior Associate (Non-Resident), Humanitarian Agenda
Caitlin Welsh
Director, Global Food and Water Security Program