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Nepal earthquake
24 June 2015

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. 


21 June 2015
KATHMANDU –Today, the National Disaster Management Monitoring Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has visited WFP warehouses in Nepalgunj. They have taken samples of both rice and yellow split peas.
 
Nepal earthquake
19 June 2015

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.

Nepal earthquake
18 June 2015

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.


5 June 2015

Investigation in Laprak finds rice is not from the World Food Programme (WFP).

Nepal earthquake
29 May 2015

WFP takes food quality and safety extremely seriously. We follow up on any reports we receive as a matter of priority and investigate each case and have so far not found any evidence of inedible rice.

Earthquakes
25 May 2015

KATHMANDU – In the month since a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, nearly 2 million people have received food assistance from the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and a new phase of the response is underway to reach people in high-altitude villages.


21 May 2015

WFP takes food quality and safety extremely seriously. We follow up on any reports we receive as a matter of priority and investigate each case. 

Nepal earthquake
19 May 2015

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$3 million from the Government of Japan to support its emergency response in Nepal, including the provision of essential logistics services for the entire humanitarian community. 

Nepal earthquake
8 May 2015

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.