Refugees and IDPs
27 June 2013

ROME/VATICAN CITY – His Holiness Pope Francis this morning granted a private audience to Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP).  The meeting took place immediately upon Cousin’s return from Syria and following her recent visit to Israel and Palestine.

11 June 2013

Brazil and Spain made an important donation of rice to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and to the Government of Nicaragua for its distribution among Nicaraguans affected by natural disasters.

Capacity Building
17 May 2013

The National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation and Attention (SINAPRED) of Nicaragua, government institutions, the United Nations Emergency Technical Team (UNETE), participated in a Category 5 Hurricane simulation with the aim of strengthening the process of coordination and operations, combined with humanitarian assistance.

School Meals
16 May 2013

More than 7,500 metric tons of food will ensure a healthy meal for students in public preschool and elementary schools over the next three months.

Purchase for Progress
15 May 2013

The Purchase for Progress (P4P) initiative provides metal silos to smallholder farmers in Nicaragua through a flexible 3-year programme which provides them with the opportunity to improve the quality of their crops.

School Meals
15 May 2013

Andrea Orozco, nicknamed “Andreíta” by her students, is the one responsible for the lunch time meals at Santa Marta School in the rural community of Guineo, 280 kilometres east of Managua.

School Meals
8 May 2013

The intense summer heat does not seem to bother the 1,300 students in the afternoon shift at René Schick School, located in the capital district of the same name. Voices and laughter fill the classrooms where the children wait eagerly to receive their plate of rice, beans, tortillas and a bowl of fortified cereal.

Capacity Building
8 May 2013

The Director of Plan International Michael Diamond and World Food Programme Representative Helmut W. Rauch signed an agreement for technical collaboration on nutrition and food security.

Focus on Women, Gender
8 March 2013

Members of the Nueva Segovia cooperative take part in the “Leadership Course for Entrepreneurship” to strengthen gender equality in the agricultural producers’ organizations supported by the Purchase for Progress (P4P) project.

20 February 2013

The Ministry of Health (MINSA), in coordination with the World Food Programme (WFP), has given technical and scientific updates to fifteen nutrition clinics and health centers in Managua through virtual conferences, delivered by specialists from WFP.