El Salvador http://www.wfp.org/feeds/El%20Salvador Country content en 7 Unconventional Ways To Fight Hunger In Latin America http://www.wfp.org/stories/7-unconventional-ways-fight-hunger 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 http://www.wfp.org 10 Facts About Hunger In El Salvador http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-facts-about-hunger-el-salvador Did you know that El Salvador is the most densely populated country in Central America? It is classified as a middle income country (MIC). Here are ten facts that provide insight on the hunger situation in El Salvador. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter. El Salvador Americas Mon, 15 Jun 2015 13:54:16 +0000 WFP 646806 at http://www.wfp.org 2,212 Working Days To Fight Hunger in El Salvador http://www.wfp.org/stories/2212-working-days-fight-hunger-el-salvador In the following text Dorte Ellehammer, former WFP Representative in El Salvador, bids farewell to the country in which she served for five years and describes the actions taken during her tenure: "I am satisfied that during my time in El Salvador we developed innovative solutions to hunger and malnutrition. These initiatives sought to promote changes in attitudes and practices in health, food, nutrition, handling and storage of food, through the implementation of educational and participatory strategies." For Individuals El Salvador Americas Cash and Vouchers Climate Change Droughts Emergencies Focus on Women Food for Assets Gender General Food Distribution Hurricanes Logistics Nutrition Purchase for Progress Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:02:04 +0000 WFP 645407 at http://www.wfp.org Tsunami Simulation Helps Assess Capacity Response in El Salvador http://www.wfp.org/stories/ministry-interior-and-territorial-development-and-wfp-el-salvador-conduct-first-tsunami-sumu The coast of Isla de Mendez in El Salvador was at the epicenter of the country’s first tsunami simulation exercise jointly organized by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Home Affairs of El Salvador to assess the capacity response of authorities and also prepare communities for this kind of event. Disaster Risk Reduction El Salvador Americas Capacity Building Earthquakes Emergencies Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:58:30 +0000 WFP 645385 at http://www.wfp.org USAID-Funded Project, an “Eye-Opener” for Salvadoran Women Hit by Coffee Rust and Drought http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-el-salvador-strengthens-capacities-4296-vulnerable-families-affected-crisis-and-shocks The Coffee Rust and last year’s prolonged drought severely reduced the income and food reserves among Salvadorans who depend on temporary farm jobs and subsistence farming to feed their families. Thanks to Progresando El Salvador, an USAID-funded project implemented by WFP and local NGOs, 23 women in the community of Manantiales discovered new ways of feeding their families. Responding to Emergencies El Salvador Americas Cash and Vouchers Capacity Building Droughts Focus on Women Food for Assets Gender Nutrition Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:41:20 +0000 Richard Olmedo 645384 at http://www.wfp.org Food Vouchers Bring Relief to Salvadoran Families Slammed by Multiple Crises http://www.wfp.org/stories/el-salvador-11500-families-affected-drought-and-coffee-rust-redeem-vouchers-food Salvadoran families are still recovering from the impact of Coffee Rust –a fungus which reduces crop yields and quality—and the severe drought in 2014 that hit Central America. In late 2014, WFP in El Salvador began voucher distributions, assisting 11,500 families. In the past, food distributions were limited to rations of maize, beans and rice, but today the new vouchers allow families to choose the food they prefer to eat. Food For Assets Nutrition Responding to Emergencies El Salvador Americas Climate Change Droughts Food for Assets Wed, 25 Feb 2015 15:37:43 +0000 WFP 645380 at http://www.wfp.org The Drought Impacts the Food Security of More than 35,000 Families in El Salvador http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/drought-impacts-food-security-more-35000-families-el-salvador The lack of rains during July and August this year have affected the food security of more than 35,000 families who grow staple crops, according to a report released by authorities in El Salvador. Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Climate Change Disaster Risk Reduction Hunger in the news El Salvador Local Americas Cash and Vouchers Crop Production Livelihoods Climate Change Droughts Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:18:27 +0000 WFP 644107 at http://www.wfp.org United States Donates $10 Million to Assist Central Americans Hit by Drought and Coffee Rust http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/united-states-donates-10-million-assist-central-americans-hit-drought-and-coffee-r PANAMA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$10 million from the United States to assist people across Central America affected by severe drought and the Coffee Rust disease. Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Cash and Vouchers Nutrition Preventing Hunger Responding to Emergencies Armenia El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Local Americas Cash and Vouchers Droughts Emergencies Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:27:41 +0000 WFP 643381 at http://www.wfp.org USAID and WFP Launch “PROGRESANDO El Salvador” http://www.wfp.org/stories/usaid-and-wfp-launch-%E2%80%9Cprogresando-el-salvador%E2%80%9D-support-8200-families The Coffee Rust outbreak in El Salvador affected coffee production, labor demand, family income and therefore the food security of thousands of families who depend on coffee production. Thanks to USAID support, about 8.200 Salvadoran families will receive food vouchers for the next eight months to help them rebuild their livelihoods, improve their food security and reduce poverty. WFP will implement this project with authorities and NGOs. Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) Cash and Vouchers El Salvador Local Americas Cash and Vouchers Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:51:27 +0000 WFP 643115 at http://www.wfp.org LAC Regional Bureau's Humanitarian Hero http://www.wfp.org/stories/lac-regional-bureaus-humanitarian-hero Panamanian national, Leica Cousins, has been working in the humanitarian sector for more than 10 years, the majority of which have been with WFP at the Regional Bureau in Panama City, Panama. Aid professionals Bolivia Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Panama Local Americas Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:46:48 +0000 WFP 642683 at http://www.wfp.org