The poor

Development assistance for poverty reduction and food security

Japan helps nourish Lao children

The Japanese government has donated canned fish and rice worth 27 billion kip (US$3.2 million) towards the World Food Programme’s (WFP) school meals and resilience building projects in Laos.The assistance is specifically designed to help communities cope with disasters and incidents that impact food supplies.More ...

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World Vision, partners give boost to nutrition improvement in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – World Vision International to Laos (WVI) and their partnership will provide over EUR 11 million in assistance to Laos from 2019 to 2021 to improve nutrition in three southern provinces. A funding agreement was signed in Vientiane yesterday between WVI Country Programme ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Germany, Australia help open doors to finance for low-income groups in Laos

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – Germany and Australia have provided US$4.5 million to develop locally-run systems that enable impoverished people to more easily access finance.Representatives from the Lao government, Germany and Australia met on May 9 to launch Phase V of the US$4.5 million Access to ...

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Laos, World Bank partnering to improve nutrition

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) – The government and the World Bank have approved two new projects costing more than 451 billion kip (US$52 million) that will jointly address high levels of stunting in the northern provinces. A project titled Reducing Rural Poverty and Malnutrition will lay the ...

Times Reporters

People in Phongsaly benefit from EU/UNICEF nutrition programme

PHONGSALY, Laos (Vientiane Times/ANN) – European Union (EU) Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Leo Faber, and UNICEF Representative Octavian Bivol recently made a four-day visit to Phongsaly province to observe nutrition interventions under the Partnership for Improved Nutrition (PIN).After arriving in Bounneua district on April ...

Visith Teppalath

EU Join Forces With UNICEF To Improve Nutrition In Phongsaly

(KPL) A delegation led by European Union Ambassador to the Lao PDR, Leo Faber and UNICEF Representative, Octavian Bivol, on Monday started a four-day visit to Phongsaly Province- Bounneua and Nhot-ou districts to observe nutrition interventions under the Partnership for Improved Nutrition (PIN).In Huay-nheung village ...


EU provides nutritional boost for northern provinces of Laos

Save The Children and Care International in Laos are partnering with Luang Namtha and Luang Prabang provincial health departments to improve nutrition in 10 target districts of the two provinces.The project will cost 47 billion kip (US$5.4 million) to roll out in seven districts of ...

Viengdavanh Banphahaksa

EU backs improved nutrition, food security in Khammuan

The Secretariat of the National Nutrition Committee and Health Poverty Action (HPA) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for a project titled Partnership for Increased Resilience and Improved Food and Nutrition Security of Vulnerable Communities in Khammuan province.The three-year project is valued at more ...

Times Reporters

Laos, EU, UNICEF to bolster information on nutrition

The European Union (EU) has forecast a budget of around US$3 million to strengthen information systems for nutrition in Laos from 2018-2021 with the project to be implemented by UNICEF.The new project, known as the National Information Platforms for Nutrition (NIPN), is part of ongoing ...

Phetphoxay Sengpaseuth

Korean group offers material support to poverty alleviation efforts

The Sharing Culture Arts Association of Korea has donated clothes, shoes, desks, chairs, two ambulances, two fire engines and other relief materials worth more than 32 billion kip (US$3,818,000) to support efforts to alleviate poverty in Laos.More ...

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