16 July 2014

There is often the misconception that hunger and malnutrition refer to the same condition. While the two often go hand-in-hand there are significant differences. With the assistance of The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) we are hoping to break this common misconception. Read on for 11 myth busting facts about malnutrition and examples of how WFP is tackling it in Latin America.

Emergency Assessments
26 June 2014

LIMA- The World Food Programme (WFP) in Peru recently carried out an assessment mission of the National Civil Defense Institute’s (INDECI) telecommunications emergency infrastructure, with the support of the Fast Information Technology and Telecommunications Emergency and Support Team (FITTEST), based in Dubai. This joint assessment was executed between the 11th and 31st of May 2014 by a team including Oscar Caleman and Roberto Salazar of FITTEST.

5 February 2014

PANAMA CITY –The World Food Programme (WFP) has appointed Miguel Barreto, a Peruvian national, as its new Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. His duty will be to  oversee WFP operations  across the region.


Ambassadors, Focus on Women, Nutrition
9 October 2013

On September 3, 2013, WFP participated in an event organized by PROMPERU.  The First Lady of the Nation and FAO's Special Ambassador, Nadine Heredia, introduced a quinua recipe book in the House of Peruvian Gastronomy. Her mission and the mission of the participants are to promote consumption, improve food security, and reduce malnutrition in Peruvian families.

Climate Change, Emergencies, Focus on Women, Gender, HIV/AIDS, Hurricanes, Nutrition
2 August 2013

The WFP Deputy Regional Director and Officer in Charge, Alzira Ferreira, and the Regional Director of Plan in the Americas, Roland Angerer, signed an agreement to work together to fight food insecurity to help the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, in Latin America and the Caribbean.  

General Food Distribution, Logistics
8 July 2013

WFP and INDECI signed an inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement to ensure that Peruvians affected by natural disasters receive humanitarian assistance and high quality services provided by programmes, projects and emergency interventions; especially food supplies.

3 April 2013

The presentation of the results of the MDG-F Joint Programme on Children, Food Security and Nutrition in the city of Andahuaylas brought together public officials and representatives from regional and national institutions as well as leaders of the communities that participated in the programme.

3 April 2013

In the presence of national and local authorities, implementing partners of the MDG-F Joint Programme "Children, Food Security and Nutrition" presented the results of three years’ worth of coordinated work with government institutions and civil society organizations whose mission is the reduction of chronic malnutrition among children in Peru.

Nutrition, School Meals
22 March 2013

The Turkish diplomat, along with WFP, visits the department of Ayacucho in order to find out the impact of WFP interventions in the region, and to meet with regional authorities.

5 January 2012

The online quiz game Freerice crossed another milestone today with the addition of its one millionth registered player. The game, which allows players to raise rice for the hungry with every correct answer, has provided meals to almost 5 million people since launching in 2007.