Hunger in the news

14 March 2010

In a busy office in downtown Kathmandu, young Nepalese are using state-of-the-art technology to create special effects for a Hollywood remake of the cult movie classic "Straw Dogs". (..) Animation allows much more creative input, and Joshi says he most enjoys working on local projects, such as a recent series of short animated films promoting the work of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) in Nepal.

11 March 2010

The poor summer harvest, which led to a grain deficit of up to 400,000 metric tons representing around 7.5 per cent of the total cereal grain requirement, is likely to result rising food prices until the next winter harvest. (..) In the markets regularly monitored by the World Food Programme and the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, the average price of coarse rice in February was Rs. 31 per kg as compared to Rs. 32 during the previous month.

5 March 2010

The United States has provided an assistance of USD 5 million to Nepal for the U.N. World Food Program's (WFP) operations in the Himalayan country as a part of its 2009 commitment.

4 March 2010

United States has provided an assistance of USD 5 million to Nepal to supply 3,500 tons of staple food to country's poorest. (..) The assistance is a part of its earlier commitment made in 2009 under the World Food Programme (WFP).

18 February 2010

Amidst fruitless multiple rounds of elusive political deliberations in Kathmandu, a large swathe of population in the rural areas is either facing starvation or is in danger of encountering one soon. (..) Food crisis is acute in the mid- and far-western regions. In fact, last July, the UN World Food Program (WFP) reported that starvation in these regions is as severe as in Congo and Ethiopia.

11 February 2010

The price of staple food items remained relatively stable across the country due to the harvest of summer crop during the first month of this year. (..) In the markets regularly monitored by WFP and MoAC, the average price of coarse rice in December was Rs. 32 per kilo (..).

29 January 2010

UN World Food Programme (WFP) on Friday said, it has received donations totaling US$14 million that will enable more than 1.2 million people in Nepal to receive vital food supplies for the next three months.

12 January 2010

The winter drought, following a poor monsoon, has increased food insecurity and malnutrition in the country, reported the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Nepal.(..)WFP had been providing food assistance to 1.6 million highly food insecure people across more than 30 districts in Nepal.

23 December 2009

Just by clicking on a mouse and playing online games, some gamers helped raise $50,000 to defray education expenses for needy students.(..) The idea had come from CDC staff and volunteers inspired by the United Nations World Food Programme charity site,

23 December 2009

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is allocating US$ 6 million (NRs 468 million) to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to provide urgently needed humanitarian food assistance to more than 600,000 people in Nepal.