Nepal Country content en First National Conference On Rice Fortification In Nepal Seeks New Solutions For Undernutrition KATHMANDU – Enriching rice with essential vitamins and minerals could hold the key to a healthier, more productive future for the people of Nepal. This is the premise of the first national conference on rice fortification, convened in Kathmandu by the Department of Health Services, Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, and the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) in association with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The event runs on 18 and 19 December. Nepal Asia Mon, 18 Dec 2017 10:02:49 +0000 WFP 651663 at WFP Welcomes Vital Funding for School Meals from US Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON/ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme welcomes new funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will provide daily school meals for nearly half a million children in four countries over the next several years through the McGovern-Dole International Food for Education Program.  School Meals Bangladesh Congo Lao People’s Democratic Republic Nepal Africa Americas Asia School Meals Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:11:11 +0000 WFP 651499 at WFP Distributes Food To Thousands Hit By Flash Floods In Nepal KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun food distributions to 180,000 people in response to the Nepal floods. The tragedy has affected 1.7 million people, with nearly 461,000 of them displaced from their homes and in desperate need of assistance . The distributions are going on as the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) warns of more floods in coming days. Nepal Asia Fri, 25 Aug 2017 09:34:22 +0000 WFP 651389 at Government, Humanitarian Partners Seek Sustainable Future For Nepal Emergency Preparedness Facility KATHMANDU – The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA), the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID), United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC) and the World Food Programme (WFP) today met at the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) to discuss sustainable methods to work together on better preparedness for crises. Nepal Asia Thu, 25 May 2017 10:34:17 +0000 WFP 651180 at Working For Change by Changing Work: Nepal's First Female Forklift Operator The logistics industry is generally seen as a man’s world. Typically, it is men that manage, receive, supply and transport goods. It is rare to find women involved in logistics work, particularly in traditionally patriarchal countries like Nepal where women’s work is often confined to household chores. WFP Nepal’s Logistics Unit proves an exception to the rule. The office actively hires women to be part  of the team and provides them with skills and trainings to build their logistics capacity.   Nepal Logistics Wed, 08 Mar 2017 02:21:28 +0000 Seetashma Thapa 650963 at National Level Simulation Exercise Prepares Humanitarian Partners For Next Big Disaster KATHMANDU – A three-day simulation exercise (SIMEX) on early warning, emergency preparedness, response and capacity building for natural disasters concluded in Kathmandu today. The exercise was organized by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in collaboration with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MOHA). Nepal Asia Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:04:14 +0000 WFP 650689 at Nepal: Building Government Capacity on Food Quality and Control Raj Kumar Rijal works as the Senior Food Research Officer at the Government of Nepal’s Regional Food Technology and Quality Control Office (DTQC) in Hetauda. In September 2016, Mr. Rijal had the opportunity to travel to Israel to learn more about “Feeding the Future: Food Safety and Technology in Times of Global Change" at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.   The training he received was part of a programme by Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) and WFP Nepal to strengthen government capacity.  Here Rijal talks to WFP about his experience.  Nepal Asia Thu, 08 Dec 2016 05:21:14 +0000 Seetashma Thapa 650686 at DFID Donation Of GBP 1.5 Million For Trail Reconstruction To Boost Food Security And Development KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of GBP 1.5 million from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) for post-earthquake reconstruction work. Through the donation, WFP will be able to support the Government of Nepal’s (GoN) efforts to rebuild critical infrastructure such as trails in remote areas affected by the quake in 2015 Nepal Asia Mon, 24 Oct 2016 09:46:17 +0000 WFP 650518 at Rebuilding Life After The Nepal Earthquake For one man, the Nepal earthquake made an already hard life even more difficult. However work provided by WFP's Remote Access Operation is helping him rebuild his life. Nepal Asia Fri, 29 Jul 2016 10:16:37 +0000 WFP 650111 at Korea Helps WFP Work For Zero Hunger In Nepal KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) - half of a multiyear contribution to the Saemaul Zero Hunger Communities Project in Nepal.  Contributions to WFP Nepal Asia Wed, 20 Jul 2016 05:41:32 +0000 WFP 650062 at