5 February 2014
PANAMA CITY –The World Food Programme (WFP) has appointed Miguel Barreto, a Peruvian national, as its new Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. His duty will be to oversee WFP operations across the region.
16 January 2014
The National School Meals Programme is the single largest food safety net in Haiti, feeding 685,000 children every year. For many families, school meals are the greatest incentive to keep their children in education. The World Food Programme urgently needs US$ 11.3 million to continue its planned school feeding activities in Haiti.
13 December 2013
An increasing amount of the food used in WFP's food assistance operations in Haiti is bought from local farmers. It's a way of supporting the Haitian economy, while reducing food insecurity and malnutrition. WFP's calls for competitive bids go out to Haitian farmer organizations and end up benefiting farmers such as Serge Milius, who heads a smallholder farmer association in Fonds-Verettes. The most recent call, last November, was for 1,750 metric tons of rice for school meals.
29 November 2013
Many people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide are not able to get enough to eat. Health complications mean that many lose their jobs and their livelihoods are threatened. In Haiti, WFP plays a crucial role in protecting patients being treated for HIV/AIDS and their families by ensuring that the food they receive contributes to their health, safety and dignity.
17 October 2013
ROME/PORT-AU-PRINCE – 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.
9 October 2013
The World Food Programme (WFP), the Cooperative For American Relief EveryWhere (CARE) and Action Contre la Faim (ACF) have launched a new food safety net and nutrition program funded by USAID. 'Kore Lavi' will cover 23 provinces across 5 regions in Haiti over the next four years and aims to support the Haitian government to improve access to locally produced food for the most vulnerable families in Haiti.
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.
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.
16 April 2013
The impact of three consecutive natural disasters in 2012 left some 1.5 million Haitians classified as “severely food insecure,” according to Government’s figures. Meanwhile a prolonged drought in the first quarter of 2013 is worsening their situation. WFP is currently distributing take home rations at schools and nutrition health centers, but with dwindling resources, it can only reach 200,000 out of the 400,000 Haitians in need.
9 January 2013
Nutritional assistance provided to people still struggling to rebuild their lives three years after the earthquake helps mothers raise healthy children.
- Haiti: 5 years after earthquake, UN warns progress threatened by poverty, inequality Source: UN News Centre
- Aid workers distribute food in Haiti as nation struggles with drought Source: The Toronto Star
- Canadian Development Minister Paradis visits Haiti To Assess Progress And Challenges Source: Foreign Affairs
- Feeding Haiti: A new menu Source: The Economist
- Drought, poor harvest to worsen Haiti food crisis - WFP Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation
- 26 May 2014 Haiti: Partnering for Progress