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5 August 2010

For much of the world, climate change is an abstract concept, but in Nepal it is a visible and ominous reality — just ask Country Director Richard Ragan. Between his first visits to Nepal as a mountaineer in the early 1990s and his return as WFP country director in 2006, he has witnessed first-hand Himalayan glacial melt and the resulting formation of the kilometer-long Imja Tse glacial lake.

Gender
5 August 2010

“Many women like us had to leave our children behind to work in India ... Sometimes women were victims of prostitution, when they returned from their villages, they came with AIDS/HIV. Thanks to WFP we are able to stay in our village and improve our community” – Shova Kumari

Food for Assets
5 August 2010

“The water would destroy homes and all our crops. Now we have a dam, our land is protected and we can start growing food again. We also repaired the road so we can go to market and sell our produce.” – Dammar Khadka, WFP Food/Cash-for-Assets programme beneficiary.

Food for Assets
5 August 2010

“Before, most of time the land would remain unused as there was no irrigation, but now with this pond we can do something about it.”– Khina Biswokarma

Food for Assets
5 August 2010

In Baitadi, one of the poorest and most isolated districts in Nepal, a 32km long road is being built as part of the Dehimandu-Giregada Rural Road Construction Project over the next three years to provide improved access to markets and livelihood opportunities for over 6,000 local households.


3 August 2010

Despite the monsoon downpour on 20 July, more than 400 people flowed through the gallery space of Nepal Arts Council on the opening night of WFP’s photo exhibition, “The Life of Food in Nepal”. Showcasing 46 works taken by 18 photographers across the country, the exhibition celebrates the central role food plays in the lives of the Nepalese people and Nepalese culture.


2 October 2009

Iranian-born singer Loulou Ghelichkhani, vocalist with Washington DC band Thievery Corporation, believes musicians have a unique opportunity to raise awareness about hunger. She says Thievery’s partnership with WFP is one of the reasons she’s in the band.

Food for Assets
4 June 2009

Transport links in remote areas of Nepal are poor, making it hard for people to get their produce to market. A WFP project to build a road opened up new horizons for one construction worker turned entrepreneur.

School Meals
29 May 2009

The launch of a school feeding programme in a poor district of Western Nepal has successfully channeled nutritious food to families struggling with high food prices while at the same time raised the number of students -- especially girls – getting primary education.

Food for Assets
25 January 2009

WFP is helping poor communities in northern Nepal to cultivate precious medicinal plants which, as well as soothing fevers and toothaches, can become a source of income. Laura Melo explains.