Peru http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Peru Country content en 11 Myths About Malnutrition in Latin America http://www.wfp.org/stories/myths-malnutrition-latin-america-gain There is often the misconception that hunger and malnutrition refer to the same condition. While the two often go hand-in-hand there are significant differences. With the assistance of The Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) we are hoping to break this common misconception. Read on for 11 myth busting facts about malnutrition and examples of how WFP is tackling it in Latin America. Bolivia Colombia Cuba Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Local Americas Wed, 16 Jul 2014 16:06:23 +0000 WFP 642349 at http://www.wfp.org Peru: WFP supports INDECI in Strengthening of Telecommunications During Emergencies http://www.wfp.org/stories/peru-wfp-supports-indeci-strengthening-telecommunications-during-emergencies LIMA- The World Food Programme (WFP) in Peru recently carried out an assessment mission of the National Civil Defense Institute’s (INDECI) telecommunications emergency infrastructure, with the support of the Fast Information Technology and Telecommunications Emergency and Support Team (FITTEST), based in Dubai. This joint assessment was executed between the 11th and 31st of May 2014 by a team including Oscar Caleman and Roberto Salazar of FITTEST. Responding to Emergencies Peru Local Americas Emergency Assessments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:18:19 +0000 Carmen Perazzo 642074 at http://www.wfp.org New Atlas Maps Out Areas Vulnerable To Climate Change, Disasters And Food Insecurity In The Andean Region http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/new-atlas-maps-out-areas-vulnerable-climate-change-disasters-and-food-insecurity-a PANAMA CITY – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a new Atlas of the Andean Region showing which areas are most threatened by climate change and the risks of related disasters and their potential impact on the food security and sustainable development of entire communities.  Food Security Analysis Bolivia Colombia Ecuador Peru Americas Tue, 22 Apr 2014 05:07:34 +0000 WFP 641155 at http://www.wfp.org Miguel Barreto: New WFP Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean http://www.wfp.org/stories/miguel-barreto-wfp-regional-director-latin-america-caribbean PANAMA CITY –The World Food Programme (WFP) has appointed Miguel Barreto, a Peruvian national, as its new Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean. His duty will be to  oversee WFP operations  across the region.   For Individuals Nutrition Bolivia Colombia Cuba Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Local Americas Nutrition Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:16:06 +0000 WFP 639995 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Launches New Nutrition Strategy For Latin America And Caribbean http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-launches-new-nutrition-strategy-latin-america-and-caribbean PANAMA CITY –The UN World Food Programme (WFP) Regional Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean launched today a new Regional Nutrition Strategy that aims to provide a nutritional model for WFP on how to engage with governments of middle income countries.  Nutrition Bolivia Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Americas Nutrition Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:29:04 +0000 WFP 616778 at http://www.wfp.org Quinoa Recipe Presentation by the First Lady in Peru http://www.wfp.org/stories/quinoa-recipe-presentation-first-ladys-office-house-peruvian-cuisine On September 3, 2013, WFP participated in an event organized by PROMPERU.  The First Lady of the Nation and FAO's Special Ambassador, Nadine Heredia, introduced a quinua recipe book in the House of Peruvian Gastronomy. Her mission and the mission of the participants are to promote consumption, improve food security, and reduce malnutrition in Peruvian families. Peru Local Americas Ambassadors Focus on Women Nutrition Wed, 09 Oct 2013 19:04:37 +0000 Carmen Perazzo 572668 at http://www.wfp.org On World Humanitarian Day, WFP Honours Work Of Colleagues On Frontlines Of Hunger http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/world-humanitarian-day-wfp-honours-work-colleagues-frontlines-hunger-0 From WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin ROME – In 2003, the world mourned when 22 people lost their lives in an attack on the United Nations office in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years later, we still mourn all too often for humanitarian workers killed in the line of duty. Many more are injured, detained, kidnapped, traumatized and otherwise prevented from carrying out their life-saving work. Colombia Cuba Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Peru Local Americas Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:55:00 +0000 WFP 499984 at http://www.wfp.org WFP and Plan International Will Work Together Fighting Hunger in Latin America http://www.wfp.org/stories/panama-wfp-and-plan-international-will-work-together-fighting-hunger-latin-america The WFP Deputy Regional Director and Officer in Charge, Alzira Ferreira, and the Regional Director of Plan in the Americas, Roland Angerer, signed an agreement to work together to fight food insecurity to help the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, in Latin America and the Caribbean.   Climate Change Focus on Women Nutrition Preventing Hunger Responding to Emergencies Bolivia Colombia Cuba Dominican Republic Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Haiti Honduras Nicaragua Panama Peru Local Americas Climate Change Emergencies Focus on Women Gender HIV/AIDS Hurricanes Nutrition Thu, 01 Aug 2013 22:21:12 +0000 Karla Stasiak 484962 at http://www.wfp.org Peru: WFP-INDECI Will Facilitate Flow of Humanitarian Assistance http://www.wfp.org/stories/peru-wfp-indeci-agreement-will-facilitate-humanitarian-assistance-during-emergencies WFP and INDECI signed an inter-institutional cooperation framework agreement to ensure that Peruvians affected by natural disasters receive humanitarian assistance and high quality services provided by programmes, projects and emergency interventions; especially food supplies. Nutrition Logistics Preventing Hunger Responding to Emergencies Peru Local Americas General Food Distribution Logistics Mon, 08 Jul 2013 17:28:32 +0000 Karla Stasiak 463168 at http://www.wfp.org Latin America And The Caribbean Progressing In The Fight Against Hunger, Still Not Enough http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/latin-america-and-caribbean-progressing-fight-against-hunger-still-not-enough-0 PANAMA CITY –Latin America and the Caribbean countries have made significant progress in tackling hunger and malnutrition, reducing the number of hungry by 16 million over a decade, but much work still remains to be done, said the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, Ertharin Cousin.   Bolivia Colombia Cuba Ecuador El Salvador Guatemala Honduras Peru Local Americas Nutrition Wed, 01 May 2013 16:49:29 +0000 WFP 428592 at http://www.wfp.org