TEHRAN, Aug. 27 (MNA) – internationally renowned Muslim singer and songwriter Sami Yusuf joined the United Nations Food Programme (WFP) as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger.
In a statement to the press, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin wrote “I am honoured and delighted that Sami is adding his powerful voice to the push for zero hunger.”
Cousin hailed Yusuf’s deep commitment to helping the Program and expressed hope that as a Global Ambassador Against Hunger he would “take this to a whole new level.”
He has already visited WFP operations providing food assistance to Syrian refugees in Jordan and he has seen how WFP works to improve access to nutritious food in Egypt.
“Hunger is a tragic contradiction in an age that’s known for mass production and consumption,” said Mr. Yusuf. “It’s a sad reality that kills not only bodies but also a people’s spirit and hopes for future prosperity and peace of mind.”
“It is a privilege to have been appointed Global Ambassador Against Hunger for WFP and to be given the opportunity to serve such a noble and noteworthy cause. I will strive to do my utmost to help eradicate hunger – something that simply should not exist in our time,” he added.
Sami Yusuf, who has a huge international following, actively engages with his loyal fan base on social media, reaching out to millions through his profiles on Facebook and Twitter, which he has used to draw attention to the activities of WFP in response to hunger crises around the world.
According to WFP, some 842 million people in the world do not have enough to eat and poor nutrition causes nearly half of all deaths among children under the age of 5 years.
The Iran Project is not responsible for the content of quoted articles.