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Ecuador: Babahoyo Receives Emergency Food

Ecuador: Floods in Babahoyo

This is how some areas of Los RĂ­os and Guayas provinces look from above.


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Flooding and overflowing rivers have affected a total 96,000 people.

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Farms have been among the most affected by the heavy winter that started in January and prolongs into April.  

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A woman, a girl and their dog use a makeshift raft to navigate through Babahoyo's flooded streets.

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WFP delivered food rations to the affected families in Babahoyo through the National Secretariat of Risk Management (SNGR), the government's institution in charge of strengthening the country's capacities to prevent and manage natural disasters. 

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Alison Flores (15 months) eats a fortified biscuit while her father, Rolando Flores holds her safely in his arms. These fortified biscuits are produced in Ecuador and WFP distributes them as part of its initial response to emergencies in other countries as well.

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This woman is on her way home with an emergency food ration. WFP rations consist of rice, oil, beans, oats and sardines.

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A Babahoyo woman shows her satisfaction after receiving her family's food ration. This ration is enough to feed a five people for two weeks.

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Dredging to remove excess water and sediments.

Ecuador’s National Institute of Hydrology and Meteorology announced that 2012 will be a very tough year for the country weather wise. The rains will be intense, especially on the coast and the mountain provinces. Recently, the National Secretariat for Risk Management (SNGR) and WFP distributed food in Babahoyo, a city port affected by floods.