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Floods
28 August 2015

DHAKA – More than 35,000 flood-affected people in southeastern Bangladesh are to receive financial assistance so they can replenish food and other necessities lost when the region was hit by cyclonic storm Komen earlier this month.


17 August 2015

DHAKA – More than 21,000 women in Bangladesh are to receive a one-time cash grant of 15,000 taka (US$190) to start small businesses, along with food and training in nutrition and business skills.


6 August 2015

DHAKA –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided emergency food assistance to more than 165,000 people in Cox’s Bazar in southeastern Bangladesh, within a week after the area was hit by Tropical Cyclone Komen.


9 July 2015

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided emergency food assistance to more than 150,000 people in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, a week after the area was inundated by flash floods.


26 May 2015

DHAKA – Which combination of cash, food and nutrition education in social safety nets brings the greatest benefits for ultra-poor rural families? The findings of a joint research initiative seeking an answer to this question were presented today by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI).

Nepal earthquake
6 May 2015

KATHMANDU – The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP) is to receive 3 million urgently-needed nutrition bars in Nepal in the coming days to help support those people left without food in the aftermath of the recent earthquake.

Nepal earthquake, Emergencies
28 April 2015

 KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is mounting an emergency operation to help survivors of the Nepal earthquake, with food trucks rolling today into the district of Gorkha, one of the worst-hit areas.


1 December 2014

First ever upazila-level undernutrition maps of Bangladesh launched

DHAKA – Interesting and relevant findings emerge from the first-ever upazila-level undernutrition maps of Bangladesh, launched today by the Bangladesh Bureau of Statistics (BBS), the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to aid policy makers, planners and researchers in decision-making on targeted and integrated nutrition-focused development.
First ever upazila-level undernutrition maps of Bangladesh launched

Climate Change
1 December 2014

DHAKA - People affected by flood, drought and cyclones struggle with price peaks on food for up to eight months after the shocks, a new study has found. Data also demonstrates higher levels of acute undernutrition emerging in the wake of such climate-related events.

Cash and Vouchers
6 November 2014

DHAKA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided unconditional mobile phone cash transfers to assist people whose homes and livelihoods were severely affected by the devastating floods in the Northwest of Bangladesh in August.