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16 December 2014

Jazmin is a Colombian refugee in the Ecuadorian northern border receiving WFP assistance. Her story is part of the exhibit “Family Meal: What brings us together”. The exhibit, displayed in several European cities, shows the impact of WFP’s work with funding from the European Commission’s Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection of the European Commission (ECHO) on families around the world.

Focus on Women
31 October 2014

On October 19, the UN celebrated Rural Women’s Day and World Food Day by organizing an event with healthy activities for families at El Ejido Park in Quito.  The event was held by WFP and local, national, and international partners, as well as smallholder women farmers from rural areas of Ecuador who have formed associations to work together, reduce costs, and improve access to markets.  At the event, information regarding rural women, their importance in agricultural production, and the ways in which people in cities can support them, such as purchasing their fresh and healthy products, was shared with the public.


15 August 2014

Panamanian national, Leica Cousins, has been working in the humanitarian sector for more than 10 years, the majority of which have been with WFP at the Regional Bureau in Panama City, Panama.

Focus on Women
13 August 2014

Rural Ecuadorian women are saddled with domestic duties, in addition to the responsibilities of tending agriculture and living a rural lifestyle, which often entails withstanding domestic abuse and marginalization. Rural indigenous women in Ecuador experience a disproportionate amount of domestic violence.

In all of Ecuador, six out of ten women have reported domestic abuse at some point in their lives. However, the statistic rises to 68% among rural indigenous women.


11 August 2014

World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19th around the world. It was on this day in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. On World Humanitarian Day we remember those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and pay tribute to those that are making a difference through their hard work and sacrifice. These are our WFP humanitarian heroes changing lives in Ecuador.

Capacity Building, Climate Change
21 July 2014

As Ecuador further modernizes, it may be able to find stable ground by drawing upon knowledge from its past. The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) in Ecuador is using ancestral knowledge (conocimiento ancestral) to effectively reduce the impacts of climate change by helping Ecuadorian people to successfully adapt.


16 July 2014

There is often the misconception that hunger and malnutrition refer to the same condition. While the two often go hand-in-hand there are significant differences. With the assistance of The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) we are hoping to break this common misconception. Read on for 11 myth busting facts about malnutrition and examples of how WFP is tackling it in Latin America.

Cash and Vouchers, Facts and Figures, Climate Change, Emergencies, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
10 June 2014

Active in Ecuador since 1964, WFP has proven expertise in supporting the livelihoods of the most vulnerable populations, managing emergencies, empowering women, protecting the environment and developing national and local systems and capacities in food assistance programmes. It has supported direct food interventions, including school feeding, assistance for production systems, reforestation and nutrition programmes.  WFP’s goal in Ecuador is to be an innovative partner, support government policies and priorities, contribute to food sovereignty, food and nutrition security of vulnerable people, and gender equality.

Cash and Vouchers, Capacity Building, Climate Change, National Capacity, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Gender, Nutrition
9 June 2014

Ecuador hosts the largest recognized refugee population in the region due to the large numbers of Colombians fleeing violence. WFP works with the governments of Ecuador and Colombia to provide food assistance to these people living along the border. Recently WFP staff working in Colombia met with WFP staff in Ecuador to exchange experiences on how to improve food and nutrition security to help displaced people and refugees rebuild their lives.

Logistics, Nutrition
28 April 2014

We all remember our first car. We also remember the saving and sacrifice it took to get it. In Ecuador, a farmers' organization purchased its first truck recently, turning a dream into reality. It was partly thanks to a WFP programme in which the farmers learnt better accounting techniques. To show their appreciation, the farmers sent a photo of the truck to WFP's Gabriella Malo, who shares the full story here.