By Alison Bertho
The World Food Program is still fighting old myths; the most common being that food aid is creating dependency.
For Anne Poulsen, public information officer of WFP, part of what contribute to the spreading of myths is how the information is shared to the public.
“A lot of progress is made in the entire humanitarian and development scene but we just don’t know about it,” says Poulsen. “I think the best way to fight myths is to continue insisting on telling the good stories.”
Poulsen stays optimistic and points out to a growing sense of shared responsibility.
“It is for all of us – including journalists – to ensure that world leaders are held accountable to the promise they made in New York last year when agreeing on the Sustainable Development Goals,” says Poulsen.
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