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Nutrition
5 February 2014

PANAMA CITY –The World Food Programme (WFP) has appointed Miguel Barreto, a Peruvian national, as its new Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. His duty will be to  oversee WFP operations  across the region.

 


16 October 2013

ROME/MANAGUA – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts. 

School Meals
7 September 2013

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) received a valuable contribution from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the guidance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud to feed 151.000 Nicaraguan school children. The contribution of 136 Metric Tons of dates will complement the meals children receive through the School Feeding Programme.


23 August 2013

MANAGUA – The United Nations System in Nicaragua and its partner organizations held a forum entitled “From Words to Actions” and an informative fair during the celebration of World Humanitarian Day to promote the work and actions that the humanitarian community carries out in the country. 

General Food Distribution
21 August 2013

Carlos Ortiz works at the WFP field office in Jinotega, Nicaragua. In this interview, he summarizes his work of bringing food to those affected by hurricanes, floods and droughts so they do not go hungry. On World Humanitarian Day, Carlos tells us about the exciting and terrifying moments of his job.

Hurricanes
21 August 2013

Being a humanitarian allows Sabrina to practice the profession she loves: Journalism. Her written texts and photos allow her to capture the achievements, hopes, needs and feelings of thousands of Nicaraguans who participate in WFP projects. She believes WFP’s office in Nicaragua is set in “Emergency Mode" because there are always people in need of help.

Emergencies, Floods, General Food Distribution, Logistics
2 August 2013

MANAGUA - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Nicaragua dispatched today a second shipment of food to assist families affected by rains and floods in 25 communities inhabited mostly by indigenous Miskito, Municipality of Prinzapolka, in the North Atlantic Autonomous Region (RAAN) in the Nicaraguan Caribbean.

Climate Change, Emergencies, Focus on Women, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Hurricanes, Nutrition
2 August 2013

The WFP Deputy Regional Director and Officer in Charge, Alzira Ferreira, and the Regional Director of Plan in the Americas, Roland Angerer, signed an agreement to work together to fight food insecurity to help the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

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.

Emergencies
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.