News release

28 August 2015

KATHMANDU – British Minister of State for International Development Right Honourable Desmond Swayne today toured the Humanitarian Staging Area (HSA) at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu that is managed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). The HSA was funded by the United Kingdom and allowed the free flow of humanitarian aid into Nepal immediately after the April earthquake.

10 August 2015

KATHMANDU – At the request of the district government, in Sindhupalchowk, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun a joint engineering assessment of secondary rural roads that have been blocked by recent landslides. The assessment will help authorities understand what is required for repairs to take place.

Nepal earthquake
20 July 2015

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is in the process of destroying 7.8 metric tons of spoiled rice that were identified in Gorkha.

Nepal earthquake
16 July 2015

KATHMANDU: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) seeks to correct some points published in the news today.

Nepal earthquake
3 July 2015

KATHMANDU – WFP’s humanitarian response to the people of Nepal is carried out in close partnership with the Nepali government. Working with authorities at the central, district and Village Development Committee levels and with local partners, WFP has to date reached over two million people with food.

Nepal earthquake
24 June 2015

KATHMANDU – Thousands of porters are carrying food and other relief high into Nepal’s mountains, and repairing trails as they go, as part of a shift by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) from emergency response to longer-term recovery after the 25 April earthquake. 

21 June 2015
KATHMANDU –Today, the National Disaster Management Monitoring Committee of the Legislature-Parliament has visited WFP warehouses in Nepalgunj. They have taken samples of both rice and yellow split peas.
Nepal earthquake
19 June 2015

KATHMANDU – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched an immediate investigation into how 120 bags of rice in Laprak, Gorkha district, were damaged.

Nepal earthquake
18 June 2015

KATHMANDU - WFP has investigated deliveries of rice made to earthquake-affected communities this week in Laprak VDC in Gorkha District, Nepal, and found that some of the food was damaged by monsoon rains during transport.

5 June 2015

Investigation in Laprak finds rice is not from the World Food Programme (WFP).