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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.

Droughts
12 August 2015

Panama City, August, 11, 2015 – For the second consecutive year, the vulnerable communities that live in the Dry Corridor of Central America are even more threatened as a consequence of the climatic conditions that affect the region.

Cash and Vouchers, Crop Production, Livelihoods, Climate Change, Droughts
21 November 2014

The lack of rains during July and August this year have affected the food security of more than 35,000 families who grow staple crops, according to a report released by authorities in El Salvador.

Cash and Vouchers, Droughts, Emergencies
26 September 2014

PANAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$10 million from the United States to assist people across Central America affected by severe drought and the Coffee Rust disease.

Nutrition
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.

Nutrition
24 September 2013

WFP and the Salvadoran Association of Broadcasters (ASDER) launched the communications campaign “A Step Against Hunger and Malnutrition in El Salvador”, with the aim of raising awareness about the issue of hunger and malnutrition among Salvadorans and to also collect resources to fund the WFP’s Nourishing El Salvador project.

Emergencies, Food for Assets
20 September 2013

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food assistance among small coffee producers, seasonal workers and their families in Central America, who have been affected by the current epidemic of Coffee Rust, a fungal disease that destroys the leaves of coffee plants, lowering yields, diminish fruit quality and sometimes devastating entire plantations.

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.

School Meals
30 May 2013

The Government of El Salvador and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that the country’s school meals programme, in the past supported by WFP, is now fully owned and implemented by the Ministry of Education.