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.
PANAMA CITY- According to the memorandum of understanding, Plan International and the United Nations World Food Programme will work together addressing nutritional issues during emergency situations, as well as long term periods, with the purpose of reaching the most vulnerable Latin American populations.
Under this agreement, both organizations will conduct activities focused on food security of children during the first 1,000 days of life, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breast-feeding mothers, and people living with HIV/AIDS in Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.
The signing of this agreement took place in Panama City at the WFP Regional Bureau with the presence of Roland Angerer, Regional Director of Plan in the Americas; Ingrid Kuhfeldt, Plan's Regional Director of Operations, and WFP Deputy Regional Director and Officer in Charge, Alzira Ferreira.
In terms of natural disasters, Plan International and WFP will work together in early warning systems, in emergency preparedness and response, and disaster risk reduction to diminish vulnerability and strengthen the resilience of the communities who are affected by climatic events, respond to their immediate and critical need, as well as support them in their longer-term recovery.