Colombia Country content en 8 Facts About Hunger In Colombia Did you know that approximately one in ten people in Colombia is internally displaced persons (IDPs)? Here are eight facts to understand the food and nutrition situation in Colombia and the World Food Programme's (WFP) activities to address this issue. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter. Colombia Global Americas Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:10:16 +0000 WFP 647117 at 7 Unconventional Ways To Fight Hunger In Latin America In this ever-evolving environment, creativity and innovation are key to changing the world. Committed to eliminating hunger within our lifetimes, the World Food Programme (WFP) continuously strives to innovate and seek out creative ideas to fight hunger and improve worldwide nutrition. Our ideas can range from Breast Feeding Festivals to biofortication projects. Read on and discover the seven unconventional ways that the WFP is making hunger history in Latin America.  Nutrition Responding to Emergencies School Meals Bolivia Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Global Americas Cash and Vouchers Climate Change Food for Assets HIV/AIDS Nutrition School Meals Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:40:16 +0000 Ginny Tan 646792 at Colombia: DSM and WFP Sahre Successful Nutrition Experiences BOGOTA D.C. - Despite improvements in nutrition in Colombia, Latin America and the Caribbean and the word in recent years, further efforts are still needed from all sectors to prevent and eradicate malnutrition in all its forms; undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, and overweight and obesity. Nutrition Colombia Local Americas Nutrition Thu, 21 May 2015 16:01:41 +0000 WFP 646452 at WFP in Colombia - A Mother's Day Appreciation Mothers and WFP in Colombia supporting childhood nutrition. WFP partnered for the first time with a local government to prevent and reduce anemia in children between the ages of two and five years. Colombia Global Nutrition Thu, 07 May 2015 18:57:37 +0000 WFP 646253 at "I Want Women to Be Empowered"- A Personal Victory in Colombia Liliana has overcome adversity through hard work and has now inspired a whole community. At 28 years old, Liliana’s future was cut short due to conflict; she grabbed her few belongings and fled with her husband and three children to a safer area of the country. Today, her family situation is different, full of triumphs and accomplished dreams. Focus on Women Food For Assets Colombia Local Americas Capacity Building Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:06:53 +0000 WFP 645766 at Colombia: Food Rations Arrive in Chocó The Government of Colombia, through the Department of Social Protection, requested WFP’s support to distribute food to some 4,300 people – mostly indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities—in the Alto Baudó Municipality in the Department of Chocó. Clashes among illegal groups in the area have forced the displacement of people and restricted their movement, affecting food security and livelihoods. WFP made a first distribution in 21 communities. Colombia Americas Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:15:04 +0000 WFP 643407 at Four out of ten children suffer from chronic malnutrition in Colombia [Article in Spanish] There are several Departments in Colombia with chronic malnutrition rates of around 35%, in other words 4 out of 10 children are being affected. In indigenous communities the situation is more dramatic, where 7 out of 10 children suffers from chronic malnutrition.    Hunger in the news Colombia hunger in the news Americas Bluradio Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:41:50 +0000 WFP 642896 at Increasing Breastfeeding to prevent malnutrition: Ministry of Health [Article in Spanish] This is a call to pregnant women regarding the importance of providing breast-feeding to their children for six months exclusively, in order to prevent malnutrition and infant mortality. The Ministry of Health expressed the concern that, despite of the ongoing efforts, the indicators on the practice of breastfeeding is lower than the expected. Hunger in the news Colombia Local hunger in the news Americas El Heraldo (Colombia) Mon, 01 Sep 2014 19:33:31 +0000 WFP 642895 at Colombia: The Effects of Drought in La Guajira The prolonged drought in the Department of La Guajira in recent years has exacerbated the levels of undernutrition within the population, including children under 5 years of age. La Guajira is currently on alert due to the prevalent effects of food scarcity, lack of water and livelihoods insecurity. The World Food Programme (WFP) offers its support to the Government of Colombia. Nutrition Colombia Americas Droughts Nutrition Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:29:23 +0000 WFP 642868 at Colombia: Improving Food Security in La Guajira Since early 2014, WFP has been working to improve the food security in the Department of La Guajira of isolated rural areas, population of urban areas, population affected by the conflict, and people who have been affected by both conflict and natural disasters. Colombia Droughts Nutrition Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:54:41 +0000 WFP 642867 at