28 February 2014
When disaster strikes, the World Food Programme leads in providing life-saving assistance. Victims of natural disasters can lose everything in seconds, and a timely response makes the difference between recovery and prolonged suffering. Therefore, when governments request assistance during an emergency, WFP supports immediate relief efforts with rapid needs assessment, pre-positioned food, and expert response teams.
22 May 2013
Ecuador WFP Ecuador’s 2012 Annual Report documents a compilation of best practices in learning, innovation, and improved tools to reach the most vulnerable and improve their food and nutrition security. With the aim of being the partner of choice that builds the resilience of poor communities in the face of natural disasters, climate change, and food and nutrition insecurity, WFP in Ecuador has worked with the national and local governments to foster innovation, improve tools and take proven solutions to scale.
31 July 2010
Colombian refugees find their first country of asylum in Ecuador. This Food Security Analysis report focuses on the situation that both host and guest communities face regarding Food Security. Colombian refugees are spread throughout Ecuador and there is an increase demand of services, which are already not enough for host communities to cover their needs. The report focuses in 135.000 persons in need of international protection (PNPI Spanish acronym) – number that comes from the Government of Ecuador and UNHCR, and of which 55% are undocumented.
The report concludes that in Sucumbíos, 55% of 27.500 Colombian PNPI is food insecure; in Carchi - Imbabura (19.500 Colombians) the percentage is 44% and in Esmeraldas - Santo Domingo (15.500) the rate is 34%.
Regarding nutritional status, 14,3% of children under 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition (following WHO classification: acceptable), but there is 48% of anaemia.
Find out more on the host and refugees situation in the report below.
31 December 2009
This assessment was done as an intial evaluation of the current food security situation in the country.
31 July 2008
Food Security Assessment in the areas affected by floods in Ecuador (from January to April 2008), found that especially the price of basic foods (rice, corn, cassava, potato, noodles and oil) had suffered significant increases of up to 100%.
- 24 December 2013 Ecuador: ECHO Delegation Visits Refugees in the Northern Border
- 8 November 2013 A Fun Nutrition Fair in Quito
- 16 October 2013 ECHO Visits Colombian Refugees in the Ecuadorian Northern Border