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13 October 2017

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. 

25 August 2017

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.

25 May 2017

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.
8 December 2016

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).
24 October 2016

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

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20 July 2016

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. 

13 June 2016

Government Of Nepal To Take Over Crucial Food Security Monitoring System

KATHMANDU – The European Union (EU) and United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have today handed over a crucial food security monitoring system to the Government of Nepal.
13 May 2016

Food Quality And Management Training Helps Prepare For Emergencies And Combat Waste

KATHMANDU – A four-day training programme on emergency preparedness and capacity building on food safety and quality management systems, organised by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Kathmandu, brought together representatives from the government, UN agencies, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and the private sector to explore how they can work together to combat food waste in Nepal and to address challenges in delivering food to affected populations when disaster strikes.
21 April 2016

A Year After Nepal Earthquake, WFP Focuses On Helping The Poorest Build Back Better

KATHMANDU – One year after an earthquake that killed over 9,000 people and led to damages and losses estimated at US$ 7 billion, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is working with the Government of Nepal so those most vulnerable to food insecurity are not left behind.

29 December 2015

European Union Donates 3 Million Euros To Help Remote Quake-Affected Villages

KATHMANDU – The European Union has contributed 340 million Nepali Rupees (EUR 3 million) to the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) to help deliver shelter and emergency supplies to remote mountain communities still struggling after the April earthquake.

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