Hunger in the news

30 July 2013

The World Food Programme of the United Nations (WFP) announced today through a press release that it will start, in coordination with the Nicaraguan authorities, the transfer of emergency food to temporary shelters in order to help people evacuated from their homes affected by heavy rains in the Caribbean coast. “[News Article In Spanish]

11 June 2013

 The 1,095 thousand metric tons of rice made the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Government of Spain, through the World Food Programme, to Nicaragua, strengthen the government's ability to meet the families are affected by emergencies this year.

11 June 2013

 Nicaragua received today a donation of 95 thousand metric tons of rice from Brazil and Spain, through the World Food Programme (WFP). This donation will provide relief to people at risk. [News Article In Spanish]

15 May 2013

The second part of school meals began to be distributed on Monday to  schools of the public sector in Nicaragua, for the benefit of 50,000 a million schoolchildren. [News Article In Spanish]

15 May 2013

World Food Programme (WFP) representatives in Nicaragua confirmed that the agency will continue to support the distribution of the school meals to a million children.

15 May 2013

This Monday started the second school meals distribution for one million 50 000 children in preschool and primary. “[News Article In Spanish]

18 January 2013

WFP Country Director, Helmut W. Rauch visited the Vice President of Nicaragua, Moisés Omar Halleslevens and had a talk about relevant issues to the country including food security and nutrition. [News Article In Spanish]

16 October 2012

[News article in Spanish] The Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the World Food Programme signed an agreement to push joined efforts that will lead to higher agricultural productivity within Latin America and the Caribbean, in a way that would strengthen the access of its inhabitants towards healthy and better quality of foods.  The General Director of IICA, Victor M. Villalobos, affirmed: “More than a document, this agreement is a commitment with all the countries where the IICA and WFP work together. We will also explore the posibilieties in other parts of the hemisphere in order to share our experiences, especially the ones we reach to work with farmers in a small scale.”. The Executive Director of World Food Programme, Erthain Cousin, seeks to consolidate the work of both organizations for the programme Purchase for Progress(P4P), which has been running in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Nicaragua since 2009.

15 October 2012

Corn fields of Terrabona town, north Nicaragua October 11, 2012. The United Nation's World Food Programme (WFP) accompanies the Nicaraguan government's efforts to eradicate malnutrition and ensure basic human rights its citizens. Picture taken October 11, 2012. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas

24 September 2012

[News Article in Spanish] Over the last three years, thousands of Nicaraguan children have received a school meal with the helping hand of the Australian government. The Australian Ambassador to Mexico, Katrina Cooper, visited Las Joyas Primary School to witness how funds from the Australian Government are helping the WFP´s school feeding programme.