Building a better pipeline for humanitarian aid

How can we make relief work more effective? Through smarter financing, writes Allan Jury, vice president of public policy at World Food Program USA, in this guest commentary. As the international community marks five years since the start of the Syria conflict, the dangers of cutting food assistance for the country's most vulnerable are thrown into stark relief.

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  • Allan Jury

    Allan Jury is the senior adviser for World Food Program USA, where he works with lawmakers and advocates to shape U.S. food and agriculture policies. Before joining WFP USA in 2013, he worked as the director of the WFP's U.S. relations office in Washington D.C. From 2004 to 2008, he served as WFP's director of external relations in Rome. He joined WFP in March 2001 as chief of the policy service following a 25-year career with the U.S. Department of State.