22 November 2013
PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries.
19 November 2013
Ecuador receives the largest flow of refugees in the Western Hemisphere. Many Colombian families who flee from violence in their country make a home for themselves in the area closest to the northern border. They receive assistance from the World Food Programme (WFP), as do their Ecuadorians neighbours.
15 October 2013
ROME/QUITO – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is marking 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.
20 August 2013
A delegation of the Department for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the World Food Programme (WFP) visited communities along the border in the province of Esmeraldas, where joint programmes offer humanitarian assistance to Colombian families fleeing from violence in their country.
20 August 2013
Improving the diet and nutrition of children from 6 to 36 months and of their families is the main objective of the recently launched Strengthening Local Government Capacities to Improve Food and Nutrition Security project with the support of the Carchi Provincial Government and of the World Food Programme (WFP). The Prefect of Carchi, Guillermo Herrera; WFP Representative in Ecuador, Deborah Hines, and other local authorities participated in the ceremony in the town of Bolivar, marking the start of the project.
19 August 2013
From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin
ROME – In 2003, the world mourned when 22 people lost their lives in an attack on the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years later, we still mourn all too often for humanitarian workers killed in the line of duty. Many more are injured, detained, kidnapped, traumatized and otherwise prevented from carrying out their life-saving work.
19 June 2013
LA LIBERTAD -The World Food Programme (WFP) Representative in Ecuador, Deborah Hines, visited communities in Santa Elena with a Provincial Government team in order to discuss details about the project aimed at improving the nutrition of children from 6 up to 36 months of vulnerable families in Santa Elena.
13 June 2013
Ecuador is vulnerable to natural disasters, including heavy rainfalls and floods, volcanic eruptions, wildfires and seismic disturbances. To improve preparedness for potential emergencies, especially related to food security and resilience, the National Risk Management Secretariat (SNGR) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) signed in June a two-year work plan.
21 May 2013
Over 240 delegates from 37 countries are coming together in Costa do Sauípe, Brazil, to exchange experiences and debate options for developing sustainable national school feeding programmes in the Global Child Nutrition Forum 2013. It is the 15th edition of the meeting and it’s the first time that it occurs outside Africa or the United States. The Forum opens this Monday, 20 May, and will conclude on 24 May.
1 May 2013
PANAMA CITY –Latin America and the Caribbean countries have made significant progress in tackling hunger and malnutrition, reducing the number of hungry by 16 million over a decade, but much work still remains to be done, said the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin.
- Santa Elena Provincial Government and WFP start food and nutrition security project Source: Santa Elena Provincial Government (Ecuador)
- WFP Signs Agreement With Imbabura Authorities In Ecuador Source: Provincial Government Website (Ecuador)
- KFC helps fund WFP efforts against malnutrition in Ecuador Source: El Popular
- 7 November 2013 A Fun Nutrition Fair in Quito
- 16 October 2013 ECHO Visits Colombian Refugees in the Ecuadorian Northern Border