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18 August 2015

Here are ten things to know about El Niño, the atmospheric event that threatens to complicate the food security situation in various countries across three continents. Please help the World Food Programme (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. 


15 June 2015

Did you know that El Salvador is the most densely populated country in Central America? It is classified as a middle income country (MIC). Here are ten facts that provide insight on the hunger situation in El Salvador. Please help the World Food Programme (WFP) raise awareness by sharing these important facts on Twitter.

Cash and Vouchers, Climate Change, Droughts, Emergencies, Focus on Women, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, Hurricanes, Logistics, Nutrition, Purchase for Progress
27 February 2015

In the following text Dorte Ellehammer, former WFP Representative in El Salvador, bids farewell to the country in which she served for five years and describes the actions taken during her tenure: "I am satisfied that during my time in El Salvador we developed innovative solutions to hunger and malnutrition. These initiatives sought to promote changes in attitudes and practices in health, food, nutrition, handling and storage of food, through the implementation of educational and participatory strategies."

Capacity Building, Earthquakes, Emergencies
25 February 2015

The coast of Isla de Mendez in El Salvador was at the epicenter of the country’s first tsunami simulation exercise jointly organized by the World Food Programme (WFP) and the Ministry of Home Affairs of El Salvador to assess the capacity response of authorities and also prepare communities for this kind of event.

Cash and Vouchers, Capacity Building, Droughts, Focus on Women, Food for Assets, Gender, Nutrition
25 February 2015

The Coffee Rust and last year’s prolonged drought severely reduced the income and food reserves among Salvadorans who depend on temporary farm jobs and subsistence farming to feed their families. Thanks to Progresando El Salvador, an USAID-funded project implemented by WFP and local NGOs, 23 women in the community of Manantiales discovered new ways of feeding their families.

Climate Change, Droughts, Food for Assets
25 February 2015

Salvadoran families are still recovering from the impact of Coffee Rust –a fungus which reduces crop yields and quality—and the severe drought in 2014 that hit Central America. In late 2014, WFP in El Salvador began voucher distributions, assisting 11,500 families. In the past, food distributions were limited to rations of maize, beans and rice, but today the new vouchers allow families to choose the food they prefer to eat.

Cash and Vouchers
10 September 2014

The Coffee Rust outbreak in El Salvador affected coffee production, labor demand, family income and therefore the food security of thousands of families who depend on coffee production. Thanks to USAID support, about 8.200 Salvadoran families will receive food vouchers for the next eight months to help them rebuild their livelihoods, improve their food security and reduce poverty. WFP will implement this project with authorities and NGOs.


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.


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.