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Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies
18 August 2014

A severe drought is affecting much of Central America. At the request of the Government of Nicaragua, WFP is providing urgent food relief to rural families affected by the lack of rainfall. The resources of this operation were part of contributions made by Canada, Brazil and Australia.


15 August 2014

Panamanian national, Leica Cousins, has been working in the humanitarian sector for more than 10 years, the majority of which have been with WFP at the Regional Bureau in Panama City, Panama.


11 August 2014

World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19th around the world. It was on this day in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. On World Humanitarian Day we remember those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and pay tribute to those that are making a difference through their hard work and sacrifice. These are our WFP humanitarian heroes changing lives in Nicaragua.


16 July 2014

There is often the misconception that hunger and malnutrition refer to the same condition. While the two often go hand-in-hand there are significant differences. With the assistance of The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) we are hoping to break this common misconception. Read on for 11 myth busting facts about malnutrition and examples of how WFP is tackling it in Latin America.

School Meals
23 May 2014

What happens when Shakira and Activia join forces to support WFP? Transformational programmes receive much-needed funding, and thousands of people hear about it for the very first time.

School Meals
9 May 2014

The Municipality of Jalapa is one of the largest producers of staple grains in the country. A statue of Xilomen, the indigenous Goddess of Maize, stands tall and receives visitors in a park within the city centre, which is located 70 kilometres North East of Ocotal, in the Department of Nueva Segovia. But a local producer is growing another type of staple food. After tasting dates donated by Saudi Arabia to the Nicaraguan School Feeding Programme, Alejandro Aguirre planted two date seeds at home. He was surprised with the results.

Emergency Assessments
7 May 2014

WFP Nicaragua staff member, Fabiola Chavez, participates in an EFSA for the first time. 

Her friendly face and huge smile greets colleagues, visitors, and vendors alike who come to the WFP Managua Office, where she has worked as a receptionist for the past five years.

 

Emergency Assessments, Initial Assessment, Emergencies, Logistics
7 May 2014

The Executive Secretariat of the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Relief (SINAPRED), Nicaragua’s Civil Defense, with support from the World Food Programme (WFP), organized a Risk Management Course to better instruct 94 technicians from the government municipalities of Madriz, Esteli, Nueva Segovia and Boaco, Rio San Juan, and the Caribbean Coast. 

Logistics
7 May 2014

The World Food Programme (WFP) and the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Relief (SINAPRED), Nicaragua’s Civil Defence, have joined forces to build a warehouse to store food and other essential inputs as a   precautionary measure to be ready to assist in the event of an emergency. 

Purchase for Progress
30 April 2014

The members of the Multisectoral Women Organization of Wale-that is part of WFP’s Purchase for Progress (P4P) project. Is preparing themselves for the next planting season, starting in May when their rainy season begins.