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.
9 October 2013
On September 3, 2013, WFP participated in an event organized by PROMPERU. The First Lady of the Nation and FAO's Special Ambassador, Nadine Heredia, introduced a quinua recipe book in the House of Peruvian Gastronomy. Her mission and the mission of the participants are to promote consumption, improve food security, and reduce malnutrition in Peruvian families.
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.
8 July 2013
WFP and INDECI signed an inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement to ensure that Peruvians affected by natural disasters receive humanitarian assistance and high quality services provided by programmes, projects and emergency interventions; especially food supplies.
3 April 2013
The presentation of the results of the MDG-F Joint Programme on Children, Food Security and Nutrition in the city of Andahuaylas brought together public officials and representatives from regional and national institutions as well as leaders of the communities that participated in the programme.
3 April 2013
In the presence of national and local authorities, implementing partners of the MDG-F Joint Programme "Children, Food Security and Nutrition" presented the results of three years’ worth of coordinated work with government institutions and civil society organizations whose mission is the reduction of chronic malnutrition among children in Peru.
22 March 2013
The Turkish diplomat, along with WFP, visits the department of Ayacucho in order to find out the impact of WFP interventions in the region, and to meet with regional authorities.
5 January 2012
The online quiz game Freerice crossed another milestone today with the addition of its one millionth registered player. The game, which allows players to raise rice for the hungry with every correct answer, has provided meals to almost 5 million people since launching in 2007.
30 November 2011
WFP and KONAMI Digital Entertainment have teamed up to create an online game with a real-world impact. Food Force puts players at the helm of the world’s largest humanitarian aid agency. It combines the multiplayer fun of other popular social media games with the ability to provide real meals to hungry children around the globe. Start playing Food Force!
13 July 2010
Traditional Peruvian cooking has turned out a secret weapon in the fight against anaemia: chicken blood. High in iron and low on cost, “sangrecita” is the key ingredient of many of Peru’s favourite dishes. WFP has published over 40 in an anti-anaemia cookbook with recipes from local mothers and world renowned chefs.