News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

6 July 2017

The Dominican Republic Holds its Second Consultation to prepare a National Roadmap to Achieve Zero Hunger in 2030

SANTO DOMINGO: July 6, 2017-  The Vice President of the Republic, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) organized today the Second Strategic Review Consultation with the aim of laying out the Dominican Republic’s roadmap to eradicate hunger by 2030.

27 May 2017

Training Workshop Explores The Potential Of Drones For Humanitarian Operations

SANTO DOMINGO – Representatives of the Dominican Government and international organizations involved in risk management and disaster response will team up on a three day workshop starting today to explore the use of drones for humanitarian purposes in emergencies.

31 March 2017

Dominican Republic Officials Train On The Use Drones For Risk And Disaster Management

SANTO DOMINGO – Dominican officials involved with disaster risk management will participate in an international workshop on 28-31 March to train on the use of drones and new technologies to prevent emergencies and improve the assessment of areas that are vulnerable to disasters.

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).

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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.

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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11 June 2012

WFP Executive Director Visits Latin America And The Caribbean To Strengthen Government Partnerships

ROME – The head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, begins today a five-day visit to the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Nicaragua to reinforce WFP’s partnerships with governments and communities in their quest to improve food security and nutrition.

14 December 2007

Dominican Republic: WFP appeals for funds to assist storm victims

WFP appeals for urgent support to the Dominican Republic where for the second time in just over a month, a tropical storm has forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes in search of shelter and food.
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.


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