Ecuador https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Ecuador Country content en “Hidden Hunger”, A Serious Public Health Issue In Latin America And The Caribbean https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/hidden-hunger-serious-public-health-issue-latin-america-and-caribbean SANTO DOMINGO – Startling figures were released today about the impact of micronutrient deficiencies, or “hidden hunger” during the opening of the First Regional Workshop on Rice Fortification in Latin America and the Caribbean,” which aims to highlight rice fortification as a cost-effective strategy that can help countries achieve Zero Hunger by 2030, as laid out in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Colombia Dominican Republic Ecuador Guatemala Haiti Panama Peru Americas Wed, 10 Aug 2016 16:28:38 +0000 WFP 650169 at https://www.wfp.org How WFP Assistance Empowered a Refugee in Ecuador https://www.wfp.org/stories/how-wfp-assistance-empowered-refugee-ecuador Lucia (protected name) lives in a rural area of the province of Esmeraldas and she has been receiving cash transfers from WFP for several months. The first time she obtained it was unforgettable.  Cash and Vouchers Focus on Women Ecuador Local Americas Focus on Women Tue, 28 Jun 2016 21:32:56 +0000 Nelsi Batioja Jaramillo 649942 at https://www.wfp.org Paula has stopped fleeing with help of cash-based transfers https://www.wfp.org/stories/paula-has-stopped-fleeing At the age of 15 Paula (not her real name) escaped the violence in Colombia and moved to the Province of Esmeraldas in Ecuador, in the hope of a better life. But, after a few years of living in Ecuador, she had to escape violence once again, this time from her boyfriend’s abuse. Cash and Vouchers Ecuador Global Americas Cash and Vouchers Refugees and IDPs Focus on Women Mon, 20 Jun 2016 01:39:10 +0000 WFP 649889 at https://www.wfp.org Ecuador Earthquake: Meet WFP Logistician, Sandra Torres https://www.wfp.org/stories/ecuador-earthquake-meet-wfp-logistician-sandra-torres Sandra Torres is a WFP Logistician with over 18 years of experience. Coming from the Nicaragua country office, she is no stranger to harsh working conditions. With her level of expertise it is no surprise that when the earthquake struck the Ecuadorian coast in April, Sandra deployed immediately to assist. Responding to Emergencies Ecuador Local Americas Earthquakes Logistics Wed, 15 Jun 2016 15:35:12 +0000 Gabriela Malo 649867 at https://www.wfp.org 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