Sebastian, a WFP beneficiary explains to WFP's Carmen Guevara how the project has impacted his food security. Copyright: WFP/Gabriela Malo

WFP Staff In Ecuador And Colombia Share Experiences Of Assisting Refugees

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.

Overview

Ecuador is a country of great social, cultural and geographical diversity, with inequality and exclusion continuing to dominate social problems. The persistence of poverty and malnutrition disproportionally affect young children, women and indigenous populations despite being classified as a “lower middle income country".

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