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  • 25/04/2016 — Ecuador SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP to Scale up Emergency Operation to Reach 260,000 People in Ecuador Earthquake Zone (For the 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.

  • 22/04/2016 — Ecuador SHOTLIST (PDF)

    Ecuador Earthquake (For the 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.

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Publications

  • The Market Monitor

    The Market Monitor
    This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket. ...
  • Seasonal Monitor

    Seasonal Monitor
    The WFP Seasonal Monitor examines satellite imagery of rainfall and vegetation in order to assess the development of the growing season and how such conditions might impact the lives and livelihoods of the...
  • Market Analysis Guidelines

    Market Analysis Guidelines
    Markets play a paramount role in enhancing people's livelihoods and promoting food security. WFP tailored a food security framework  having markets as one of the...
  • Collecting Prices for Food Security Programming: The how and why of price data collection at WFP, March 2017

    Collecting Prices for Food Security Programming: The how and why of price data collection at WFP, March 2017
    As a contribution towards standardizing price data collection, this paper aims to explore the core issues related to setting up a price monitoring system, also...

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