News release

22 April 2014

PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new Atlas of the Andean Region showing which areas are most threatened by climate change and the risks of related disasters and their potential impact on the food security and sustainable development of entire communities. 

Cash and Vouchers, Capacity Development, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Nutrition, Procurement
16 December 2013

QUITO.– Colombian asylum seekers crossing the Ecuadorian border face difficult conditions: Most have nothing left but the clothes they are wearing. To meet their basic needs and promote their integration in Ecuadorian communities, the World Food Programme (WFP) carries out a humanitarian operation that provides the most vulnerable with food and protection assistance.

National Capacity, Qualitative Analysis, Urban Food Insecurity, Nutrition
2 December 2013

Evaluation, evidence generation and report dissemination are important activities of WFP’s work in Ecuador. In 2014, WFP Country Office will lead a study on the Cost of Malnutrition in Ecuador, in partnership with the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), the Pan American Health Organization (OPS) and the Ministry of Public Health (MPS).

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. 

Food Consumption, Capacity Development, National Capacity, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition, Procurement, School Meals
20 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.

Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies, Floods, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
19 November 2013

The climate change challenges for the Post-2015 Development Agenda were discussed in Quito in a panel moderated by the Representative of the United Nations World Food Programme in Ecuador, Deborah Hines. 

Cash and Vouchers, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Gender, Nutrition
16 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.


Cash and Vouchers, Food Consumption, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Gender, Nutrition
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.

Cash and Vouchers, Food Consumption, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Gender, Nutrition
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.

Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin
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.