News release
21 May 2015

BOGOTA D.C. - Despite improvements in nutrition in Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the word in recent years, further efforts are still needed from all sectors to prevent and eradicate malnutrition in all its forms; undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity.

20 June 2014

BOGOTÁ – The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Disaster and Risk Management Unit (UNGRD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding this week. Their objective is to establish an alliance to strengthen their capacity to respond to emergencies and generate the exchange of valuable information pertaining to the prevention of and attention to disasters.

Initial Assessment
3 June 2014

The Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping of Food Security and Nutrition methodology (VAM) was established in Colombia through a partnership between the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Colombian Government’s Department of Social Prosperity (DPS). Through VAM, the region is better equipped to provide information on location, profile and number of people whom are vulnerable to food and nutrition insecurity.

22 April 2014

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new Atlas of the Andean Region showing which areas are most threatened by climate change and the risks of related disasters and their potential impact on the food security and sustainable development of entire communities. 

30 January 2014

The pilot programme for the prevention and reduction of anaemia will be implemented by the Ministry of Health and Social Prevention and the UN World Food Programme, as part of the strategy of Integral Attention to Early Childhood' Zero Hunger Forever”.

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. 

Cash and Vouchers, Focus on Women, Nutrition
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.

Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin
19 August 2013

From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME – In 2003, the world mourned when 22 people lost their lives in an attack on the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years later, we still mourn all too often for humanitarian workers killed in the line of duty. Many more are injured, detained, kidnapped, traumatized and otherwise prevented from carrying out their life-saving work.

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.