Ecuador https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Ecuador Country content en Ecuador Earthquake One Month On: One Man's Story Of Loss And Of Determination https://www.wfp.org/stories/one-month-after-earthquake-ecuador-unforgettable-story The 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador a month ago had a devastating impact, with more than 650 people killed, 7,000 injured and more than 500,000 in need of humanitarian assistance. Among those affected was WFP's Jorge Arteaga, who lost three family members in the quake. Here he describes the immediate aftermath of the disaster, WFP's response and how he has played his own part despite his personal loss. Responding to Emergencies Ecuador Global Americas Earthquakes Emergencies Mon, 16 May 2016 14:08:58 +0000 WFP 649596 at https://www.wfp.org Adapting to climate change and ensuring food security in the highlands of Ecuador https://www.wfp.org/stories/adapting-climate-change-and-ensuring-food-security-highlands-ecuador Local communities in the highlands of Ecuador have felt the direct impact of climate change through the loss of agricultural yields, fishery and tourism. Rosa Maria Cacuango, a smallholder farmer, has directly faced this challenge. Lack of rainfall and frequent droughts led to food insecurity as well as loss of income among her community. But now, Rosa Maria is more resilient, thanks to the “Enhancing Resilience of Communities to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change on Food Security” or the FORECCSA project, implemented by the government with WFP’s support. Ecuador Americas Tue, 03 May 2016 15:35:36 +0000 WFP 649540 at https://www.wfp.org WFP’s Response to the Ecuador Earthquake in Photos https://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-response-ecuador-earthquake-photos Following the earthquake that destroyed both lives and buildings, humanitarian response is arriving in Ecuador. Ecuador Americas Earthquakes Emergencies Mon, 02 May 2016 21:42:06 +0000 Gabriela Malo 649530 at https://www.wfp.org WFP to Scale up Emergency Operation to Reach 260,000 People in Ecuador Earthquake Zone (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-scale-emergency-operation-reach-260000-people-ecuador-earthquake%C2%A0zone-media The United Nations World Food Programme announced today the start of an emergency operation to assist 260,000 vulnerable and food insecure people seriously affected by the earthquake in Ecuador and in desperate need of food and other basic necessities. The earthquake, the worst in Ecuador’s history, has left more than 600 people dead and over 12,000 injured mostly in coastal areas. According to estimates by government and international agencies, 520,000 Ecuadorians were directly affected by this disaster and require food assistance. The first WFP food supplies reached the stricken area only three days after the earthquake but now the scale of the impact is becoming clearer. WFP relies entirely on voluntary funding from governments, companies and private individuals.  The cost of the three month operation designed to support the overall government response to the earthquake is US$34 million. WFP in Action Responding to Emergencies Ecuador English Americas Video News Release Earthquakes Emergencies General Food Distribution Logistics Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:31:38 +0000 WFP 649506 at https://www.wfp.org WFP To Scale Up Emergency Operation To Reach 260,000 People In Ecuador Earthquake Zone https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-scale-emergency-operation-reach-260000-people-ecuador-earthquake-zone QUITO – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the start of an emergency operation to assist 260,000 vulnerable and food insecure people seriously affected by the earthquake in Ecuador and in desperate need of food and other basic necessities. Responding to Emergencies Ecuador Global Americas Emergencies Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:24:49 +0000 WFP 649505 at https://www.wfp.org Ecuador Earthquake (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/ecuador-earthquake-media On 16 April, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador leaving more than 570 people dead, 7,000 injured and more than 500,000 in need of humanitarian assistance, mostly on the Pacific coast. WFP has been supporting and helping the Government’s capacities in Emergency Preparedness and Response by coordinating actions with the Secretariat for Risk Management and the Ministry for Social and Economic Inclusion. WFP in Action Responding to Emergencies Ecuador English Americas Video News Release Earthquakes Emergencies General Food Distribution Logistics Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:49:43 +0000 WFP 649494 at https://www.wfp.org Ecuador: ‘My House Started To Fall In Front Of My Eyes’ https://www.wfp.org/stories/ecuador-earthquake One survivor of Ecuador’s earthquake describes the terrifying moment when the ground began to tremble – and how she watched helpless as her home collapsed before her. Ecuador Global Americas Thu, 21 Apr 2016 13:13:14 +0000 Paul Anthem 649487 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Convoy With Food Assistance Heads To Earthquake-Ravaged Areas Of Ecuador https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-convoy-food-assistance-heads-earthquake-ravaged-areas-ecuador QUITO –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has sent a convoy with food assistance for some 8,000 people severely affected by the 7.8-earthquake that hit the coast of Ecuador, leaving more than 400 people dead and thousands more in desperate need of humanitarian aid. Ecuador Global Americas Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:59:23 +0000 WFP 649457 at https://www.wfp.org 5 Facts about School Meals in Latin America and the Caribbean https://www.wfp.org/stories/5-facts-about-school-meals-lac In Latin American and the Caribbean nearly 85 million children receive a daily breakfast, snack or lunch at their schools. School meals are often the only regular and nutritious meal a child receives. School Meals Bolivia Colombia Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Americas School Meals Wed, 02 Mar 2016 19:57:04 +0000 WFP 649169 at https://www.wfp.org See How We #OrangeTheWorld, In Pictures https://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/see-how-we-orangetheworld-pictures none Cameroon Colombia Ecuador Guatemala Haiti India Mauritania Pakistan Somalia Global Focus on Women Gender Fri, 27 Nov 2015 14:28:12 +0000 WFP 648510 at https://www.wfp.org