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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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20 July 2015

Spoiled Rice Destroyed In Gorkha

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is in the process of destroying 7.8 metric tons of spoiled rice that were identified in Gorkha.

16 July 2015

WFP Seeks Correction To Story On Cost Of Rice

KATHMANDU: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) seeks to correct some points published in the news today.

Responding to Emergencies
3 July 2015

WFP Continues To Support The People Of Nepal

KATHMANDU – WFP’s humanitarian response to the people of Nepal is carried out in close partnership with the Nepali government. Working with authorities at the central, district and Village Development Committee levels and with local partners, WFP has to date reached over two million people with food.
24 June 2015

WFP Shifts Focus To Recovery After Nepal Earthquake With Cash, Porters And Clinics

KATHMANDU – Thousands of porters are carrying food and other relief high into Nepal’s mountains, and repairing trails as they go, as part of a shift by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) from emergency response to longer-term recovery after the 25 April earthquake. 

19 June 2015

WFP Launches Investigation Into Damaged Rice In Nepal Village

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an immediate investigation into how 120 bags of rice in Laprak, Gorkha district, were damaged.

18 June 2015

FINDINGS OF INVESTIGATION INTO RICE IN LAPRAK

KATHMANDU - WFP has investigated deliveries of rice made to earthquake-affected communities this week in Laprak VDC in Gorkha District, Nepal, and found that some of the food was damaged by monsoon rains during transport.

Responding to Emergencies
8 May 2015

WFP Expands Nepal Earthquake Response, Stresses Urgent Funding Needs For Food

KATHMANDU – Two weeks into the earthquake relief operation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that food is an increasingly urgent need as it overcomes severe logistical challenges to reach hundreds of thousands of survivors in some of the hardest-hit and most remote areas of Nepal.

6 May 2015

WFP To Receive 3 Million Nutrition Bars For Nepal's Quake Victims

KATHMANDU – The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) is to receive 3 million urgently-needed nutrition bars in Nepal in the coming days to help support those people left without food in the aftermath of the recent earthquake.

Responding to Emergencies
3 May 2015

WFP Executive Director Ends Nepal Visit, Calls For Urgently-Needed Relief Funds

KATHMANDU – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has concluded her visit to earthquake-affected regions of Nepal where she saw first-hand the achievements, and challenges, of the complex relief operation.

Responding to Emergencies
30 April 2015

UN World Food Programme Executive Director To Visit Quake-Hit Nepal

KATHMANDU – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, is travelling to Nepal today to see at first hand WFP’s operation to assist hundreds of thousands of survivors of the devastating earthquake that hit the country on 25 April.

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