News release
Capacity Building
17 September 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, and the Secretary General of the Organization of American State (OAS), Luis Almagro, today signed an agreement to intensify their joint efforts to improve the food security and nutrition of the people of the Americas.

School Meals
26 August 2015

LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital.

12 August 2015

Panama City, August, 11, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, the vulnerable communities that live in the Dry Corridor of Central America are even more threatened as a consequence of the climatic conditions that affect the region.

School Meals
31 July 2015

Managua - July 30, 2015 - Children of Nicaragua received good news with the delivery of a new contribution from the Nicaraguan Government and the People of Switzerland of 225 metric tons of powder milk destined to the meals of 162.000 students from the Ministry of Education’s public nursery and primary schools.

Purchase for Progress
23 April 2015

MANAGUA –The Government of Canada has contributed CAD$10 million (about US$8 million) to a joint initiative of the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) and the Nicaragua Government to help farmers boost their production and marketing in the north of the country.

School Meals
16 April 2015

MANAGUA – Thousands of children attending pre-school and primary school in Nicaragua are to receive dates in their school meals thanks to a contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).

Droughts, Emergencies
15 August 2014

MANAGUA – The Government of Nicaragua requested the support of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide food rations to some 46,000 families affected by a severe drought due to the natural phenomenon “El Niño.”

22 November 2013

PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries. 

Emergencies, Food for Assets
20 September 2013

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food assistance among small coffee producers, seasonal workers and their families in Central America, who have been affected by the current epidemic of Coffee Rust, a fungal disease that destroys the leaves of coffee plants, lowering yields, diminish fruit quality and sometimes devastating entire plantations.

Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin
19 August 2013

From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME – In 2003, the world mourned when 22 people lost their lives in an attack on the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years later, we still mourn all too often for humanitarian workers killed in the line of duty. Many more are injured, detained, kidnapped, traumatized and otherwise prevented from carrying out their life-saving work.