22 November 2013
As a result of the severe drought in the Bolivian Chaco and part of Southern region of Cochabamba, WFP will provide humanitarian assistance to 10,000 families – about 50,000 people- for a lapse of six months.
22 November 2013
PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries.
17 October 2013
ROME – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts.
30 September 2013
WFP Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alzira Ferreira, visited some operations WFP is currently carrying out in Bolivia and Paraguay.
During her visit to Bolivia, the Deputy Regional Director saw an innovative management model of the school feeding programme that WFP has implemented successfully in the areas where it works.
30 September 2013
WFP´s presence in the department of Pando is due to the fact that Pando is one of the country’s most food insecure departments. More than 70% of its municipalities are highly food insecure, according to assessments carried out by WFP and Bolivian authorities.
21 May 2013
Over 240 delegates from 37 countries are coming together in Costa do Sauípe, Brazil, to exchange experiences and debate options for developing sustainable national school feeding programmes in the Global Child Nutrition Forum 2013. It is the 15th edition of the meeting and it’s the first time that it occurs outside Africa or the United States. The Forum opens this Monday, 20 May, and will conclude on 24 May.
1 May 2013
PANAMA CITY –Latin America and the Caribbean countries have made significant progress in tackling hunger and malnutrition, reducing the number of hungry by 16 million over a decade, but much work still remains to be done, said the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin.
17 April 2013
TEGUCIGALPA – The National Systems of Risk Management from Central American countries today began a series of simulation exercises to respond to emergencies and disasters in order to help strengthen their coordination processes and joint operation of humanitarian assistance for affected populations. These processes anticipate the participation of government institutions and national and international humanitarian actors.
21 March 2013
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will provide technical support to the Government of Mexico’s efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition through its newly created “National Crusade against Hunger”.
26 February 2013
ASUNCIÓN – The Federative Republic of Brazil made, through its Charge d’Affaires in Paraguay, Minister Rafael de Mello Vidal, a donation of US$120,000 to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to keep providing humanitarian assistance in two departments of the Paraguayan Chaco, Boquerón and Presidente Hayes, affected by floods in 2012.
- Bolivia: WFP Announces Vouchers for Work Programme for Indigenous Families in El Chaco Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
- UN agency helps stave off hunger and save farms in southern Bolivia Source: UN News Centre
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- An interview with Vitoria Ginja of the World Food Programme in Bolivia Source: Examiner.com
- 12 February 2014 WFP Assists Chaco Families Affected by Drought in Bolivia
- 13 November 2013 Bolivia: From The Orchard To The Pot
- 5 October 2013 Bolivia: Implementing a Sustainable School Feeding Model
- 30 September 2013 Paraguay: The People’s Tenacity Revives El Chaco