News release
Capacity Building
17 September 2015

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.

Capacity Building, Emergencies
12 May 2015

LA PAZ –The World Food Programme (WFP) and the Vice Ministry of Civil Defense, conducted a national flood simulation in order to effectively and efficiently respond in the case of an emergency, in the capital city of La Paz on 11 and 12 May.

Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin, Nutrition
16 September 2014

16 September 2014, Rome - About 805 million people in the world, or one in nine, suffer from hunger, according to a new UN report released today.

22 April 2014

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new Atlas of the Andean Region showing which areas are most threatened by climate change and the risks of related disasters and their potential impact on the food security and sustainable development of entire communities. 

Nutrition, School Meals
14 March 2014

LA PAZ - Beginning this March, 10,417 children in rural schools in the municipalities of Entre Ríos and Padcaya will receive food supplied by WFP as part of a sustainable school feeding programme.

22 November 2013

As a result of the severe drought in the Bolivian Chaco and part of Southern region of Cochabamba, WFP will provide humanitarian assistance to 10,000 families – about 50,000 people- for a lapse of six months.


22 November 2013

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. 

Cash and Vouchers, Focus on Women, Nutrition
17 October 2013

ROME – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking World Food Day on 16 October by highlighting the power of nutrition to transform individuals, societies and economies, and the need to make it central to all development efforts.

30 September 2013

WFP Deputy Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Alzira Ferreira, visited some operations WFP is currently carrying out in Bolivia and Paraguay.
During her visit to Bolivia, the Deputy Regional Director saw an innovative management model of the school feeding programme that WFP has implemented successfully in the areas where it works.

Food for Assets
30 September 2013

WFP´s presence in the department of Pando is due to the fact that Pando is one of the country’s most food insecure departments. More than 70% of its municipalities are highly food insecure, according to assessments carried out by WFP and Bolivian authorities.