News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

5 July 2018

UK funding boosts emergency preparedness efforts in quake-prone Nepal

KATHMANDU – Nepal ranks among the top ten most disaster-prone countries in the world, both in terms of mortality, costs and frequency of events, according to the 2014-2015 Annual Disaster Statistical Reviews. 

21 May 2018

Farmers in Karnali region to benefit from climate change adaptation project

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Forests and Environment today signed an agreement that will help vulnerable communities in the Karnali region of Nepal to protect their crops and livelihoods from climate variability and extremes. 

9 May 2018

WFP transition from in-kind food to cash assistance to refugees from Bhutan

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will shift its support from in-kind food assistance to distributions of cash to refugees from Bhutan located in Nepal starting mid-2018; this is in line with refugees’ preference and will ensure the dignity of choice for assisted people, who will be able to purchase the food they like.

26 March 2018

Improving mountain trails can unlock rural livelihood opportunities, WFP study shows

KATHMANDU – Improving roads and trails in mountainous regions of Nepal can improve food security and nutrition for remote rural communities, according to recent WFP research carried out in partnership with national and international experts.

18 December 2017

First National Conference On Rice Fortification In Nepal Seeks New Solutions For Undernutrition

KATHMANDU – Enriching rice with essential vitamins and minerals could hold the key to a healthier, more productive future for the people of Nepal. This is the premise of the first national conference on rice fortification, convened in Kathmandu by the Department of Health Services, Department of Food Technology and Quality Control, and the Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) in association with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The event runs on 18 and 19 December.

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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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