News release

27 July 2015

VIENTIANE - Dr. Jill Biden, Second Lady of the United States, took time to meet officials from the World Food Programme (WFP) this week, to discuss how important children’s nutrition and education are for the country’s economic development.

3 November 2014

VIENTIANE - The U.S. Ambassador to Laos PDR, Daniel Clune, announced today that the U.S. government, through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), would support WFP’s mid-morning snack and lunch programmes in Laos with US$27 million to assist more than 170,000 children over the next three years.

School Meals
17 September 2014

Delegates of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (WFP) gain an understanding of WFP programmes in Lao PDR during their visit to Luangnamtha and Oudomxay provinces.  

19 August 2014

On World Humanitarian Day, WFP joins in bringing attention to heroes who risk their lives to help people in need. In Lao PDR, WFP is working hand in hand with the Government to improve food security and nutrition – especially in the event of natural disasters such as floods.  

21 January 2014

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme has provided 223 Metric tonnes (MT) of rice donated by the Government of Japan through the APTERR (ASEAN plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve) to assist severely food insecure communities still recovering from the September 2013 floods in the Khongxedone district of Saravane Province.

12 November 2013

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has donated 24 sets of computers and printers and 80 motorbikes valued at US$162,000 to the Ministry as part of continuing cooperation with the Ministry of Health (MOH) to strengthen the Ministry’s provincial and district staff capacity for programme implementation and monitoring.

Livelihoods, Focus on Women, Nutrition, School Meals
17 October 2013

ROME / VIENTIANE –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) marked 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.

11 October 2013

VIENTIANE – The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF) and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) have entered into a partnership to enhance the livelihood of people living in rural areas of Lao PDR through WFP’s Livelihood Initiatives for Nutrition (LIN) programme.

24 September 2013

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) to work together to prepare for and respond to natural disasters in Lao PDR.

2 April 2013

VIENTIANE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the French Embassy in Vientiane have just returned from a visit to Luangnamtha province to see nutrition programmes implemented by the Provincial Ministry of Health with the support of WFP.