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Climate Change
26 October 2016

40,000 People Affected by Droughts Receive Food Assistance in Oruro

Families affected by droughts in the department of Oruro participated in the first distribution of non-conditional vouchers during a special event with the participation of the Governor of Oruro, Victor Hugo Vasquez, local authorities and World Food Programme (WFP) staff.

For Individuals
17 September 2015

WFP and OAS Team up to Work on Migration, Protection, and Preparedness in the Americas

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.

Responding to Emergencies
12 May 2015

WFP and Bolivia Conduct an Emergency Simulation

LA PAZ –The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Vice Ministry of Civil Defense, conducted a national flood simulation in order to effectively and efficiently respond in the case of an emergency, in the capital city of La Paz on 11 and 12 May.

Food Security Analysis
22 April 2014

New Atlas Maps Out Areas Vulnerable To Climate Change, Disasters And Food Insecurity In The Andean Region

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new Atlas of the Andean Region showing which areas are most threatened by climate change and the risks of related disasters and their potential impact on the food security and sustainable development of entire communities. 

Nutrition
14 March 2014

Bolivia: More Than 10,000 Children Will Receive WFP School Meals in Tarija

LA PAZ - Beginning this March, 10,417 children in rural schools in the municipalities of Entre Ríos and Padcaya will receive food supplied by WFP as part of a sustainable school feeding programme.

Nutrition
22 November 2013

WFP Launches New Nutrition Strategy For Latin America And Caribbean

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. 

16 October 2007

FAO insists on food as a human right: World Food Day theme seeks renewed commitment to the Right to Food

FAO has called for a renewed commitment to guarantee the right to food for the world's hundreds of millions of hungry people.

16 October 2007

UN Secretary-General stresses role of human rights in eradicating hunger in World Food Day message

Read UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon message to mark World Food Day, which this year promotes the Right to Food.
2 July 2007

Bolivia floods: WFP sends emergency food as dengue fever outbreak looms

As the magnitude of the heavy rains and raging floods in Bolivia becomes apparent, WFP has tripled the number of flood-affected people it is assisting to 41,200, and the number is expected to rise to more than 60,000 by the weekend.
22 February 2007

WFP to assist another 4,000 families in flood-stricken Bolivia

WFP will increase the number of flood-stricken families being assisted with food aid, adding 4,000 families now desperate after floods washed away their crops and household belongings.

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