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4 March 2013

Aiming to change the all-male image of mountaineering in this country, a group of Nepalese women (supported by WFP) have embarked on a mission to shatter that barrier by climbing the tallest mountain on each of the seven continents. (..) They are preparing to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa to mark International Women’s Day this week. (..) The team plans to speak to students while in Africa to spread their theme, “You can climb your own Everest,” to encourage girls to stay in school.


16 July 2012

The village of Dalla in western Nepal has a population of 500. (..) Many children come to school on an empty stomach. (..) The United Nations World Food Programme has been delivering sacks of food to schools in this area for the past 16 years.


14 November 2011

Germany has provided a grant of Rs 54 million to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal to help improve livelihoods of food-insecure families in the far-western region.


22 September 2011

Gender discrimination lies behind much of the malnutrition found in under-five children in Nepal, say locals and experts. (..) "Malnutrition in Nepal is an intergenerational cycle,” said Sophiya Uprety, a nutritionist for the World Food Programme (WFP) in Kathmandu. She explained that supporting pregnant women with a nutritious and adequate diet, rest and care did more than improve a person’s strength - it bolstered society as well.


1 September 2011

The overall food security situation has remained stable across the country. “It is mainly attributed to a good harvest of winter crops (April-June) and employment opportunities generated by development aid,” according to Nepal Food Security Bulletin jointly produced by Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives and World Food Programme (WFP).


8 July 2011

Rupa Thapa (pictured), 66, of Pagnath village, has put her thumb imprint on legal documents many times. (..) As a pilot project, the cards have been distributed to people under the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) cash-and-food in Dailekh.


10 June 2011

If technology can change things for better, this could be it, too. The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is set to launch an electronic cash-delivery system that uses Smart Card technology that will benefit the people in remote rural areas of Nepal where banking is still non-existent.


27 May 2011

Around half a million people in Nepal may face extreme hunger in the coming months, as a lack of funds is forcing the United Nations (U.N.) food agency to cut its operations in South Asia's poorest nation, a World Food Programme (WFP) official warned on Tuesday.


24 May 2011

Around half a million people in Nepal may face extreme hunger in the coming months, as a lack of funds is forcing the United Nations (U.N.) food agency to cut its operations in South Asia's poorest nation, a World Food Programme (WFP) official warned on Tuesday.


19 May 2011

The United Nations is to stop distributing food to nearly a million people in remote western Nepal because of funding shortfalls, threatening a major health crisis, a spokeswoman said Wednesday. Nepal is one of the world's poorest countries, with more than half the population living on less than $1.25 a day. The UN World Food Programme (WFP) says 41 percent of Nepalese people are estimated to be undernourished.