Climate Change, Emergencies, Focus on Women, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Hurricanes, Nutrition
2 August 2013

The WFP Deputy Regional Director and Officer in Charge, Alzira Ferreira, and the Regional Director of Plan in the Americas, Roland Angerer, signed an agreement to work together to fight food insecurity to help the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

School Meals
3 July 2013

They came to Bolivia to visit schools supported by Truvia, but Abby Heidemann and Matthew Jacobs also sat in class and played soccer during recess, which brought memories of their school days. Before arriving at the school, they took a dirt road which leads to Kalasamana, in the municipality of Poroma, but it was blocked by a landslide. Unable to drive through, the two had to walk a couple of miles, as children do every day, in order to reach their destination. 

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.

Cash and Vouchers
24 May 2013

Seedings, defences, gardens and nutrition training have shown the close relationship between disaster risk reduction and food security for more than 600 settler families in 11 communities in the municipality of San Julián in Santa Cruz. These communities, highland and valley cultural enclaves in the middle of the eastern plain, are participating in the modality “Food Vouchers.”

26 March 2013

In the community of San Juan de Mocoví, some 150 kilometres from the city of Trinidad, in Bolivia, the United Nations is making a difference in the lives of 25 indigenous families. This zone, prone to flooding and other natural disasters, benefits from resources of the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNHSTF) implemented by three agencies: WFP, FAO and UNICEF.

Food for Assets
14 February 2013

The work days and efforts are rewarded with coupons that the farmers’ families will swap for food in grocery stores in the cities of San Julian and Montero, in the department of Santa Cruz.

23 November 2012

For Carmela Roa and her family, WFP food means bringing back life after heavy floods in the Paraguayan Chaco. The food arrived in a precise moment  when all of their reserves had perished with the water. The food has given them strength to survive and, for now, vitality to continue the recuperation stage.

12 November 2012

A delegation of ambassadors and representatives of the international cooperation reached El Espinillo, in the Paraguayan Chaco, to see firsthand the hardships that the indigenous people went through during this year’s floods and what their needs are more than six months after the disaster. While their situation remains dramatic, the humanitarian response has brought hope for the future.

Focus on Women, Food for Assets
1 November 2012

A group of 300 Bolivian beekeepers, among 1,000 ecological producers, celebrate the inauguration of a fridge that will allow them to preserve their products, guaranteeing its sale in a near future and generate income for their families. This project receives the support of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F).

Cash and Vouchers, Focus on Women, Food for Assets, Gender, Nutrition
31 October 2012

Since she was a little girl, Basilia already knew about orchards. Her mother died when she was eight years old, meaning she had to leave school to take care of the orchards and the care and feeding of her little brothers alongside her father. Today, a WFP cash and vouchers programme, financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), teaches Basilia and other women new techniques to cultivate orchards. The result is a better nutrition for their families.