A few of many smiles that are accredited to our humanitarian heroes of Ecuador. Photo: WFP/Ecuador
World Humanitarian Day is celebrated on August 19th around the world. It was on this day in 2003, 22 aid workers were killed in a bombing at the UN headquarters in Baghdad. On World Humanitarian Day we remember those who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and pay tribute to those that are making a difference through their hard work and sacrifice. These are our WFP humanitarian heroes changing lives in Ecuador.
WFP Head of Carchi Sub-Office
Verónica works with members of one of the small-farmer association working with WFP to provide fresh fruits and vegetables for school meals and for families affected by the conflict in Colombia.
Photo: Tamara Montalvo/WFP
Country Office Monitor
When requested by the Ecuadorian Government, WFP provides emergency aid to communities affected by intense rain and floods. Luis plays an important role in this process as he works to assess the initial crisis and from then evaluate the needed goods to support the region.
Photo: Jorge Arteaga/WFP
Tamara Montalvo (Left)- Resource Mobilization officer
Gabriela Malo (Right)- Public Information Officer
Tamara and Gabriela team up to raise funds and give visibility to WFP's work in Ecuador. On Rural Women’s Day, in El Ejido park in Quito, hundreds of bicycle riders gathered to celebrate rural women’s achievements and learn about their challenges.
Photo: Marcelo Moreano/WFP
Sebastien is responsible for coordinating the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation assisting Colombian asylum seekers and vulnerable Ecuadorian populations, and is the WFP focal point for Protection. Here, Sebastien helps distribute WFP rations with the Risk Management Secretariat in response to an emergency situation.
As a field monitor in Sucumbíos Ilaria traveled to remote communities along the river near the Colombian border to reach programme participants of the Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation targeting people affected by Colombian conflict.
Photo: Ismael Silva for WFP