At the market stalls, ECHO-WFP's labels identify which products have the highest nutritional value. Copyright: WFP/Luis Romero

Ecuador: ECHO Assists in Improving the Diets in the Northern Border

Colombian asylum seekers crossing the Ecuadorian border face difficult conditions. To meet their basic needs and promote their integration in Ecuadorian communities, the World Food Programme (WFP) carries out a humanitarian operation that provides the most vulnerable with food and protection assistance. Read the story.


Ecuador is a country of great social, cultural and geographical diversity, with inequality and exclusion continuing to dominate social problems. The persistence of poverty and malnutrition disproportionally affect young children, women and indigenous populations despite being classified as a “lower middle income country". en español

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Country at a glance 2014
Planned Beneficiaries44,500
Beneficiary needs (mt)1,531
Beneficiary needs ($US)5,306,722