11 September 2013
DHAKA – The Bangladeshi Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have today entered into a new partnership to address persistently high rates of maternal and child undernutrition in Bangladesh.
27 August 2013
DHAKA – In a visit to communities in Patharghata Upazila of Barguna District, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to Bangladesh H.E. Mr Lee Yun-young witnessed how people in Bangladesh’s poorest district improved their resilience to natural disasters and the effects of climate change with support from the Korean company LG Electronics and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
19 August 2013
DHAKA – More than 10,000 people in the poorest and most disaster-prone areas of Bangladesh will be able to participate in training that will help them, their families and communities become more resilient to natural disasters and the effects of climate change, thanks to a contribution of 895 metric tons of rice (valued at US$430,000 / BDT3.3 crore) from the Federative Republic of Brazil to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).
31 July 2013
DHAKA – Poor rural villagers in Bangladesh are now receiving rice fortified with essential vitamins and minerals, under a new joint initiative between the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Bangladesh, supported by the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and global science company Royal DSM.
11 July 2013
DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), with the support of the Rotary Clubs of the UAE and several corporate and media partners, are launching a global fundraising and awareness campaign enabling the public to double their online donations to WFP throughout the Holy Month.
10 July 2013
DHAKA – Today, the Government of Japan confirmed a contribution of US$5.46 million (JP¥470 million / BDT42 crore) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) at a handover ceremony at the Ministry of Local Government, Rural Development and Cooperatives. The Government of Bangladesh supports the programme by matching Japan’s donation.
2 July 2013
DHAKA – A joint school meals initiative reaching 14,000 children in Bamna Upazila under Barguna District was launched today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) along with the Government of Bangladesh, with funding from the Australian Government Overseas Aid Program (AusAID).
1 July 2013
DHAKA – More than 70,000 people in the disaster-prone districts of south-west Bangladesh will be better prepared in future, thanks to a contribution of US$3 million (23 crore taka) from the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The Government of Bangladesh is supporting the project by matching the donation.
25 April 2013
DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today celebrated the successful conclusion of the European Union (EU)-funded Food Security for the Ultra Poor (FSUP) project in a ceremony at Westin Hotel, Dhaka. The project, which began in January 2009 and concluded December 2012, supported 30,000 ultra-poor women to become entrepreneurs, raise their incomes and improve their own and their families’ food security.
10 December 2012
DHAKA – A generous cash donation of ¥470,000,000 (US$ 6 million) from the Government of Japan will allow WFP to provide food assistance to poor and vulnerable communities which are vulnerable to natural disasters and the effects of climate change.
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