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Emergencies
22 July 2014

Women of the Assembly of the Guaraní People (APG) communities of Yakulgua organized a nutrition fair in the city of Yacuiba.


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.

Floods
11 July 2014

With the waters receding, families affected by the floods in Bolivia have entered the recovery phase, which starts with the rehabilitation of their communities. Currently, 500 communities in Bolivia are active participants in the ‘Food for Work’ programme which rebuilds homes, schools, roads and agricultural land throughout their communities, in exchange for food.

Emergencies, Floods
27 June 2014

During a public event in Riberalta, Beni, Bolivia President, Evo Morales, commended the improvements within the national capacities to deal with emergencies and the collaboration with WFP.

Cash and Vouchers
11 June 2014

Through a WFP Voucher for Work intervention, women from 18 indigenous Guaraní communities, from El Chaco of the Tarija Department, can now provide nourishment for their families as they head home with a basket filled with food. With their hard work and effort, they managed to fight the effects of drought to provide food for their communities.

Cash and Vouchers
11 June 2014

Close to 800 families in 18 Guaraní communities in the municipality of Yacuiba are overcoming a severe drought which has caused food insecurity throughout the indigenous communities. Through “Food for Assets” , and  “Vouchers for Work”, programmes, a WFP emergency operation in Bolivia's El Chaco region managed to rehabilitate livelihoods , ensure food safety and prevent the massive migration of 10,000 families. The families of indigenous municipalities and farmers who depend on their livestock and crops were affected by climate change.

Cash and Vouchers, Focus on Women
9 June 2014

A severe drought has plagued the El Chaco region of Bolivia, withering the crops of more than 10,000 Guaraní families. Guaraní women, with the assistance of WFP, built a communal garden through WFP’s ‘Vouchers for Work’ programme. In this photo gallery, the women are receiving their vouchers and ready to exchange them for nutritious food.

Emergencies, Floods
3 June 2014

Bolivia is among the countries with the highest levels of vulnerability due to climate change in the Andean region. Floods and droughts have worsened in recent years. The most recent rainy season which began in November 2013 has left approximately 325,000 people homeless and has caused extensive material damage, caused by unprecedented floods.

School Meals
8 April 2014

In a small ceremony before the first delivery of the school feeding programme foods, in Padcaya, Tarija, local and departmental authorities honoured the joint effort of WFP and the municipality that created a sustainable programme that makes quality school meals possible.

Emergencies
1 April 2014

There are 33 families in the community of Cachuela Mamoré that are seeking refuge on the highways during this overwhelming flood season. In collaboration with the Civil Defence, WFP has delivered 30 metric tons of High Energy Biscuits (HEB) to this community as well as 37 others in the municipality of Guayaramerín, and a total of 143 communities have received High Energy Biscuits within the department of Beni, as an initial emergency response to the flooding affecting most of Bolivia. Many of the roads are inaccessible, WFP has had to deliver assistance by inland waterways.