Refugees and IDPs
27 June 2013

ROME/VATICAN CITY – His Holiness Pope Francis this morning granted a private audience to Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  The meeting took place immediately upon Cousin’s return from Syria and following her recent visit to Israel and Palestine.

School Meals
23 June 2013

With a record 45,000 people taking part and the support of 50 private companies and of the government, Honduras celebrated the 2013 edition of  the "Zero Hunger Walk"  in its capital city Tegucigalpa this weekend. The event was organized to raise awareness about hunger and malnutrition, and especially to highlight the importance of providing good nutrition during a child's first 1,000 days. 

Purchase for Progress
22 June 2013

This mission arrived in the country on 17 June following a previous visit of the First Lady of Honduras, Rosa Elena de Lobo, to Brazil. Members of this Brazilian mission were Daniel Balaban, Director of the WFP Centre of Excellence against Hunger in Brazil, Albaxeide Peixoto, President of the School Feeding Fund in Brazil, and representatives of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency, FAO and the WFP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean.

School Meals
11 June 2013

After 13 years of consecutive work, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ficohsa Foundation for the Early Education of Children signed a new cooperation agreement to continue working and support of pre-school children in Honduras.

31 May 2013

With the presence of over 150 representatives from different Honduran associations, the President of Honduras Porfirio Lobo Sosa, and the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo Regalado presented a plaque of recognition to WFP Representative Miguel Barreto for his support to agriculture in Honduras.

Monitoring, Nutrition
27 May 2013

WFP Representative in Honduras Miguel Barreto, and the Director of Save The Children in Honduras Mariano Planells, signed a cooperation agreement to strengthen the Ministry of Health’s capacity to implement a plan for vulnerable groups, particularly during the critical period known as the "First 1,000 Days of Life."

Purchase for Progress
10 May 2013

WFP Regional Director, Gemmo Lodesani, WFP Representative in Honduras, Miguel Barreto, European Union Representative, Peter Versteeg, and Agriculture Minister, James Reglado, inaugurated today a modern grain processing plant that will initially benefit 667 small producers from the department of Yoro, of which 29% are women from seven farmers’ organizations.

19 April 2013

The National Systems for Risk Management from Central American countries began a series of simulation exercises to respond to emergencies in order to help strengthen their coordination processes and joint operation of humanitarian assistance. These processes include the participation of governments and national and international humanitarian actors.

Purchase for Progress
2 April 2013

Vice President of Honduras María Antonieta de Bogran, the President of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation  Howard G. Buffett, WFP Representative in Honduras Miguel Barreto and European Union delegate Laurant Sillano inaugurated a modern grain processing plant that will benefit farmers and producers in the departments of Comayagua and Intibucá.

School Meals
19 March 2013

TEGUCIGALPA. – In conjunction with the formal delivery of a donation of more than 8.000 metric tons of rice to be used for school meals, the Ambassador of Brazil to Honduras Zenick Krawctschuk participated in a symbolic event, also attended by the Minister of Social Development Hilda Hernandez, the Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Jacobo Regalado, and WFP Representative Miguel Barreto.