News release

23 June 2006

WFP has started transporting emergency food assistance to help communities in western Nepal hit by drought in an operation that is eventually expected to reach 225,000 people.

25 April 2006

With road travel severely curtailed, schools shut and major cities under curfew for the last three weeks, WFP in Nepal has not been able to deliver critically needed food aid to communities around the country, including to over half a million school children.

13 April 2006

WFP has appealed to all parties to allow safe passage for food convoys in Nepal.

30 December 2005

With a contribution of a 4 million euros from the European Commission Humanitarian Office (ECHO) for Pakistan, the European Commission (EC) provides its largest contribution since 1992 – some 214 million euros - to WFP operations around the globe in its effort to save lives and feed the hungry poor.

9 October 2004

Kathmandu On her first visit to Nepal, WFP Deputy Executive Director, Sheila Sisulu, expressed concern over the impact of the country\'s conflict on the most vulnerable segments of the population, stressing that this severely hampers WFP\'s ability to provide them with food aid.