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Emergencies
2 September 2015

Representatives of the United Nations System in Colombia visited shelters in Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario, on the Colombian border with Venezuela, to see first-hand the humanitarian situation as a result of deportation or the return of thousands of Colombians in recent days. Upon request of the Government, WFP is ready to respond to food and nutrition needs.


28 July 2015

Did you know that approximately one in ten people in Colombia is an internally displaced person (IDP)? Here are eight facts to understand the food and nutrition situation in Colombia and the World Food Programme's (WFP) activities to address this issue. Please help WFP raise awareness by sharing these facts on Twitter.

Cash and Vouchers, Climate Change, Food for Assets, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
29 June 2015

In this ever-evolving environment, creativity and innovation are key to changing the world. Committed to eliminating hunger within our lifetimes, the World Food Programme (WFP) continuously strives to innovate and seek out creative ideas to fight hunger and improve worldwide nutrition. Our ideas can range from Breast Feeding Festivals to biofortication projects. Read on and discover the seven unconventional ways that the WFP is making hunger history in Latin America. 

Capacity Building
24 March 2015

Liliana has overcome adversity through hard work and has now inspired a whole community. At 28 years old, Liliana’s future was cut short due to conflict; she grabbed her few belongings and fled with her husband and three children to a safer area of the country. Today, her family situation is different, full of triumphs and accomplished dreams.


29 September 2014

The Government of Colombia, through the Department of Social Protection, requested WFP’s support to distribute food to some 4,300 people – mostly indigenous and Afro-Colombian communities—in the Alto Baudó Municipality in the Department of Chocó. Clashes among illegal groups in the area have forced the displacement of people and restricted their movement, affecting food security and livelihoods. WFP made a first distribution in 21 communities.

Droughts, Nutrition
27 August 2014

The prolonged drought in the Department of La Guajira in recent years has exacerbated the levels of undernutrition within the population, including children under 5 years of age. La Guajira is currently on alert due to the prevalent effects of food scarcity, lack of water and livelihoods insecurity. The World Food Programme (WFP) offers its support to the Government of Colombia.


15 August 2014

Panamanian national, Leica Cousins, has been working in the humanitarian sector for more than 10 years, the majority of which have been with WFP at the Regional Bureau in Panama City, Panama.

Nutrition
29 July 2014

CARTAGENA -On July 14th, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Government of Bolivar launched the Sprinkles for Life project, which consists of implementing a home fortification strategy which uses micronutrients powders to serve 71,000 children from the ages of 2 to 5 in 45 different municipalities in the Department of Bolivar, over 11 months.


16 July 2014

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.

Cash and Vouchers, Capacity Building, Climate Change, National Capacity, Refugees and IDPs, Focus on Women, Urban Food Insecurity, Gender, Nutrition
10 June 2014

Ecuador hosts the largest recognized refugee population in the region due to the large numbers of Colombians fleeing violence. WFP works with the governments of Ecuador and Colombia to provide food assistance to these people living along the border. Recently WFP staff working in Colombia met with WFP staff in Ecuador to exchange experiences on how to improve food and nutrition security to help displaced people and refugees rebuild their lives.