22 August 2012
When your job is to crisscross one of the world's most rugged and isolated mountainous areas to collect real-time information about the food security status of people living there, how would you do it in the most efficient way possible?
10 July 2012
“I can’t describe in words how thankful I am to WFP and GIZ for showing us the way to overcome poverty and making us independent and self-reliant,” says Pabitra as she started weeding the garlic field with a hoe. “I had always felt my life was cursed but their (WFP and GIZ) support has turned it into a blessing.”
3 July 2012
780 minutes of footage.
144 hours on the road.
A team's journey to reach a school in the mountains.
5 June 2012
Seventy-year-old Nandakala Singh, who receives WFP School Meals, proves that age is just a number when one has the heart to learn.
20 April 2012
"For years, I had been migrating to India to escape poverty. With this WFP-supported training, there is no reason to go to India again. Why should I go to India when I can make a living here from organic farming?" -- Chandra Saud, former WFP beneficiary
3 February 2012
A housewife and mother of two, Radha Devi is a busy bee when it comes to doing household chores every day. But once every month she doesn’t forget to visit the health post where she receives vital medical checkup for herself and her 16-month-old son under WFP’s Mother and Child Health Care (MCHC) programme.
9 December 2011
Raj Bahadur Malla, a farmer in western Nepal, has often seen his surplus rice and vegetables go to waste when he could have sold them at market if only there were a road to get them there. Soon there will be, thanks to an EU-supported project providing him and his neighbors with food while they clear a road to a nearby town.
1 December 2011
Kanukura, 33, says that carrying water up the mountain slopes to her village used to be the hardest part of her day. It’s a job that mainly fell to women in this part of Nepal, who faced a backbreaking climb when they needed water. But that’s changed now, thanks to a new village tap, from which women like Kanukura can get clean drinking water whenever they need it.
11 October 2011
It was a long route to the top of Everest for Nim Doma Sherpa, but she reckons it started when her parents sent her to school simply to get the free lunches supplied by the World Food Programme (WFP). Nim Doma finally achieved her dream of climbing the highest mountain in the world in 2008.
4 July 2011
The United Nations World Food Programme Nepal, in partnership with Siddhartha Bank, is piloting a smart card cash transfer system for 484 food-insecure households in Pagnath VDC, in the Mid-West Hills district of Dailekh, through WFP’s Food- and Cash-For-Assets scheme.
- 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