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.

School Meals
26 August 2015

LIMA –More than 200 participants including government representatives, regional and international school feeding experts, public and private organizations and associates, from 17 countries from the region, will participate in the VII School Feeding Seminar for LAC, which will be held from the 26th to the 28th of August 2015 in the Peruvian capital.

Climate Change, Emergencies
4 December 2014

HAVANA – The United Nations World Food Programme held the Regional Workshop for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Caribbean between 3-5 December, in order to identify possible areas of cooperation in matters of reducing the risks in disasters happening in Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

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. 

Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin
19 August 2013

From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME – In 2003, the world mourned when 22 people lost their lives in an attack on the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years later, we still mourn all too often for humanitarian workers killed in the line of duty. Many more are injured, detained, kidnapped, traumatized and otherwise prevented from carrying out their life-saving work.

1 May 2013

PANAMA CITY –Latin America and the Caribbean countries have made significant progress in tackling hunger and malnutrition, reducing the number of hungry by 16 million over a decade, but much work still remains to be done, said the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin.


17 April 2013

TEGUCIGALPA – The National Systems of Risk Management from Central American countries today began a series of simulation exercises to respond to emergencies and disasters in order to help strengthen their coordination processes and joint operation of humanitarian assistance for affected populations. These processes anticipate the participation of government institutions and national and international humanitarian actors.

Capacity Building, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress, School Meals
21 March 2013

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will provide technical support to the Government of Mexico’s efforts to eradicate hunger and malnutrition through its newly created “National Crusade against Hunger”.

19 December 2012

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the arrival of 25,000 MT of rice donated by the Government of Brazil, whose transport costs were covered by the Government of Cuba. The Brazilian donated rice will be used to support food-based social protection programmes across Cuba.


7 November 2012

Havana – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that will provide immediate assistance to people affected by Hurricane Sandy in Cuba.