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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.

School Meals
8 August 2014

Cooking on stove tops with heavy exposure to smoke has always made preparing school meals uncomfortable and unhealthy for mothers in Chuquisaca schools. The smoke irritated their eyes and throats, and not only consumed a lot of firewood but also time. With the financial support of TRUVIA, the Association of Municipalities Supporting School Feeding in Chuquisaca (MAECH) and WFP, schools built ecological stoves nicknamed LOLA. “We are free of the smoke”, said one mother.

Cash and Vouchers
31 July 2014

ASUNCIÓN- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched an emergency response to assist 32,210 people. Two mechanisms were implemented to assist families affected by the severe flooding: readily available coupons to redeem for food and cash to buy food.

School Meals
31 July 2014

Cobija- The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will begin to deliver food to 145 schools in six Municipalities within the Department of Pando in order to feed 6,527 school children participating in the sustainable school feeding programme. WFP will also provide technical assistance to local governments and connect smallholder farms with the programme in order to open markets for their production.

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.