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WFP Executive Board visit to Colombia

WFP Executive Board visit to Tierralta - Cordoba

Children of the music band Batuta, who are also WFP beneficiaries of School Meals Programme in the Municipality of Tierralta, play their instruments.

Beneficiaries of WFP in Tierralta

Arlid Gonzales, 28, was displaced by violence and is currently a beneficiary of WFP's Food for Training Programme. Today she lives with her 3 children in the neighborhood of 9 de Agosto 9 in the urban area of the Municipality of Tierralta.

Beneficiaries of WFP in Tierralta

Leanis Begambre, 32, lives with her family in the neighborhood of 9 de Agosto. She has been displaced three times by armed groups. Today she is a beneficiary of WFP's Food for Training Programme.

Beneficiary with her family

Leanis Begambre and her family.

Executive Board visiting the Embera Catio Indigenous community

Women representatives of the Embera Catio indigenous community, who are beneficiaries of WFP Food for Training Programme in Tierralta, Córdoba, speak to Board members.

Visit to "Nuevo Horizonte" School in Cordoba

Girls of the Nuevo Horizonte School show their products grown in the school garden, a project implemented with the support of WFP's Food for Training and Food for Work projects.

Future planting

Members of the Executive Board together with students and teacher of Nuevo Horizonte School.

WFP beneficiaries in Cordoba

A rice producer and also beneficiary of WFP in the rural area of Tierralta.

Santa Rosa community in Tierralta

Children of the community of Santa Rosa in Tierralta thanking WFP assistance.

Productive projects

Members of the Executive Board in the rice fields of the community of Santa Rosa supported by WFP.

Visit to La Granja at Uribia Municipality in la Guajira

Members of the Executive Board meet with leaders of indigenous communities in La Granja project, jointly developed with the Guajira Indigenous Development Foundation.

Visit to Zaino Indigenous Community in Guajira

Executive Board representatives visit the Zaino indigenous community in Hatonuevo, La Guajira. This community was beneficiary of the project developed jointly with the Cerrejon Water Foundation.

Micronutrients project in Atlantico

Community Mother Mabel Hernandez of the Bethel Children's Home in Puerto Colombia - Department of the Atlantic. Mabel adds the micronutrients developed by WFP in children's breakfast.

Nutritious breakfast

Children of Puerto Colombia eat their fortified breakfast after micronutrient powders were added to improve their nutritional intake.

Drink fortified

Visit to Brisas del Rio School in the Barlovento neighborhood of Barranquilla. Children receive a fortified drink to supplement their daily diet.

Eight delegates of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme (representatives from India, Cameroon, China, Mexico, Czech Republic and the European Union) visited various activities undertaken by the organization in Colombia. From 5-12 September the Board visited municipalities in the Colombian Caribbean coast such as Tierralta (Department of Córdoba), Uribia Hatonuevo (Department of La Guajira) and Puerto Colombia (Department of the Atlántico).