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10 August 2016

“Hidden Hunger”, A Serious Public Health Issue In Latin America And The Caribbean

SANTO DOMINGO – Startling figures were released today about the impact of micronutrient deficiencies, or “hidden hunger” during the opening of the First Regional Workshop on Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean,” which aims to highlight rice fortification as a cost-effective strategy that can help countries achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, as laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

RBA
29 July 2016

Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger

Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger

18 April 2016

WFP Will Assist 1 Million Hungry Haitians Hit By Three-Year Drought

PORT-AU-PRINCE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will launch an emergency operation to assist 1 million people devastated by three years of prolonged drought exacerbated by the El Niño weather phenomenon.

7 April 2016

Rising Hunger In Central America And Haiti As El Niño Follows Prolonged Drought – WFP

GUATEMALA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) committed today to both assisting 1.6 million people hit by droughts exacerbated by El Niño in Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador and Haiti and building resilience against future climatic shocks.

9 February 2016

El Niño, Drought Blamed As Severe Food Insecurity Doubles In 6 Months In Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Haiti’s third consecutive year of drought, exacerbated by the global El Niño weather phenomenon, has driven people deeper into poverty and hunger, and doubled the severely food-insecure population, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today.

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.

School Meals
26 August 2015

Experts Discuss the Roles of School Feeding as Tool for Sustainable Development in the Americas

LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital.

Responding to Emergencies
9 January 2015

Five Years After Major Quake, WFP And The Haitian People Are Building A Stronger Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Five years after a catastrophic earthquake killed 200,000 people, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Haiti are working to build a more resilient community to better withstand future disasters. 

 

 

30 January 2014

Buying From Small Farmers Boosts The Economy And Helps Meet Food Needs Of Haiti’s Poor, Says WFP Regional Director

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Purchasing food produced by small farmers in Haiti to help meet local people’s food needs while boosting the economy is a pillar of the United Nations World Food Programme’s strategy in this Caribbean nation, said the new WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Miguel Barreto.

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. 

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