Rio Coco - Nicaragua's food lifeline
The Rio Coco lies along the northern border of Nicaragua. Hurricane Felix devastated the region in late 2007 and since then WFP has distributed food to families living along the river.
In this distribution alone 662 metric tonnes of maize, legumes, cereal (CSB) and cooking oil were distributed by the WFP team and their flotilla of boats.
The food is transported from the shoreline to the community centers where it is distributed to local people.
A nutritional evaluation done by the WFP, together with the government, determined that one out of three children in the WFP areas of intervention suffers from chronic undernutrition.
The WFP team in Nicaragua distributing food to the communities living along the Rio Coco.