13 May 2015
Within hours of the quake, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) carried out an aerial assessment mission, with the Emergency Coordinator, Richard Ragan, flying by helicopter to the affected area and speaking to officials on the ground.
7 May 2015
When April’s devastating earthquake rattled Nepal, killing thousands and affecting millions more, the World Food Programme’s corporate partners in Asia and across the globe went into action – donating money and launching public fundraising appeals to ensure WFP can feed those in desperate need.
6 May 2015
Afraid, shaken and not knowing what to do, Bimala thought she had lost her daughter in the earthquake.
6 May 2015
Collaboration between humanitarians, service providers and government authorities in Nepal is enabling life-saving connectivity.
5 May 2015
WFP must reach 1.4 million people; but not just with food – survivors urgently need tarpaulins and tents, as well as water purification tablets which WFP will help deliver for our humanitarian partners.
30 April 2015
For the families still sleeping outside in the city’s makeshift tent districts, life is very far from back to normal. Many families have lost their homes so even though the tremors have stopped, for now, they have no place to return to.
28 April 2015
I have never strongly understood the importance of our organisation's work until this devastating emergency. Despite all my grief for the situation the earthquake has caused, I feel privileged to be here in Nepal, being able to make an impact.
28 April 2015
25 April 2015: at 11:56am local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, one of the poorest nations in the world. These facts highlight how dramatic the hunger situation was in the country even before the seismic destruction arrived to further deteriorate its condition. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing them on Twitter.
27 April 2015
WFP has started emergency operations with staff from around the world by providing common services for the entire humanitarian community - from storage facilities to supporting the transportation of not only food, but other crucial relief items.
29 January 2015
Nimdoma Sherpa, a former WFP School Feeding recipient became one of the youngest Nepali women to climb Mt. Everest at the age of 17. Following her conquest of Mt. Everest, she joined the Seven Summits Women Team, with the aim of climbing the seven highest peaks of the world. She recently fulfilled her aspiration after conquering Mt. Vinson Massif in Antarctica in December 2014, at the age of 24. She speaks to WFP Nepal about her penchant for climbing and her future plans.
- Nepalese women climbers set out to break male dominance of mountaineering by scaling 7 peaks Source: The Washington Post / AP
- How food keeps Nepalese children in education Source: BBC World Class
- Germany gives Rs 54m to WFP-Nepal Source: My Republica (Nepal)
- NEPAL: Gender discrimination fuels malnutrition Source: IRIN
- Food security situation remains stable Source: The Himalayan Times