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Capacity Building
12 April 2011

 Five candidates get new opportunities through WFP

Food Prices
19 March 2011

Rising food prices around the world have hit Nepal particularly hard, with the price of staples soaring and no respite in sight. For Nepalese rickshaw driver Binod Majhi, the price hikes have hurt his business and his ability to feed his family.

Focus on Women
14 February 2011

Nicole Menage, a New Yorker who recently took over as WFP's country director in Nepal, reckons she was pretty lucky with her choice of life partner. Her Italian husband Carlo Pandolfi put his career second to follow Nicole around the world, so she could pursue her career dreams with WFP.


2 September 2010

A year ago, 23 year-old primary school teacher Chandani Gurung would never have dreamed of the life and opportunities she has today, working for the United Nations in her home town in Dadeldhura, Far-Western Nepal.


16 August 2010

Every morning, ten year old Bimala Sarki walks five kilometres to attend school in Dadeldhura district, one of the most isolated areas in Far-Western Nepal. Yet like nearly 2000 school children all over the country, she has something to look forward to despite the arduous journey – learning on her laptop at school.


5 August 2010

For much of the world, climate change is an abstract concept, but in Nepal it is a visible and ominous reality — just ask Country Director Richard Ragan. Between his first visits to Nepal as a mountaineer in the early 1990s and his return as WFP country director in 2006, he has witnessed first-hand Himalayan glacial melt and the resulting formation of the kilometer-long Imja Tse glacial lake.

Gender
5 August 2010

“Many women like us had to leave our children behind to work in India ... Sometimes women were victims of prostitution, when they returned from their villages, they came with AIDS/HIV. Thanks to WFP we are able to stay in our village and improve our community” – Shova Kumari

Food for Assets
5 August 2010

“The water would destroy homes and all our crops. Now we have a dam, our land is protected and we can start growing food again. We also repaired the road so we can go to market and sell our produce.” – Dammar Khadka, WFP Food/Cash-for-Assets programme beneficiary.

Food for Assets
5 August 2010

“Before, most of time the land would remain unused as there was no irrigation, but now with this pond we can do something about it.”– Khina Biswokarma

Food for Assets
5 August 2010

In Baitadi, one of the poorest and most isolated districts in Nepal, a 32km long road is being built as part of the Dehimandu-Giregada Rural Road Construction Project over the next three years to provide improved access to markets and livelihood opportunities for over 6,000 local households.