The new Country Director and Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) to Bhutan, Carrie Morrison presented her credentials to the Foreign Minister, Lyonpo Dr Tandi Dorji, yesterday.
Carrie Morrison, a Canadian national, was appointed as the WFP Country Director by
Executive Director of WFP, David M Beasley in July 2022.
Her appointment as the WFP Country Director in Bhutan, after a gap of more than a decade is indicative of WFP’s renewed commitment to support Bhutan, a press release from the foreign ministry stated.
WFP’s assistance in Bhutan began in 1974. Today, WFP partners with the Royal Government in areas of climate change resilience, disaster risk reduction, food systems strengthening and nutrition security.
WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization and it was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2020 for its outstanding contributions to combating global hunger.