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14 Sep 2016 description

Highlights

  • People receiving WFP’s assistance are notified through short text messages (SMS) to collect their monthly cash transfers at a nearby bank.

  • The coordinating Minister of Social Development visited an inter-agency project and WFP activities in Imbabura province, to witness how project achievements contribute to the government strategy for the Accelerated Reduction of Chronic Malnutrition.

19 Aug 2016 description

Highlights

  • To date 8,700 families affected by the earthquake have received cash transfers, benefiting 34,700 people.

  • 100 days after the earthquake, WFP’s operations remain critically underfunded. USD 7.6 million in contributions are needed for WFP’s emergency operations in Ecuador in the next six months.

  • During WFP’s Country Strategic Plan (2017-2021) consultation process, the Government suggested that WFP provide technical assistance, facilitate exchange of experiences and promote strategic alliances.

19 Jul 2016 description

ECUADOR

Tres meses después del terremoto del 16 de abril (magnitud 7,8), unas 2,220 réplicas han sido registradas. Las réplicas aumentan el número de personas en los albergues. El terremoto dejó un saldo de 668 personas muertas. De acuerdo a la Secretaría Nacional de Planificación, la reconstrucción de las zonas afectadas por el terremoto costará unos US$3,344 millones. Hasta la fecha se han recibido $18 millones, de los $73 solicitados por el llamamiento de ayuda internacional, esto representa un 18% de cobertura

PERÚ

19 Jul 2016 description

ECUADOR

Three months after the April 16 earthquake (magnitude 7.8), some 2,220 aftershocks have been recorded. Aftershocks have caused an increase in the number of people moving to shelters. The earthquake left 668 people dead. The National Planning Secretariat reports that the reconstruction of areas affected by the earthquake will cost about US$3.3 billion. So far $18 million has been received of the $73 requested through the international appeal – representing 18% coverage.
OCHA

PERU

11 Jul 2016 description
report El Comercio

A 300 kilómetros de Quito está La Hormiga, un pequeño municipio colombiano situado en el departamento de Putumayo, en la frontera con Ecuador. Desde ese lugar huyó Adriana, junto con su esposo y dos hijos. Llegaron con lo que tenían puesto ese momento: un par de zapatos y ropa ligera.

No hubo tiempo para cargar más. La amenaza de muerte de las FARC los obligó a escapar. Los guerrilleros los acusaban de ser informantes del Ejército. De eso han pasado ya 12 años. Ahora viven en Ibarra.

06 Jul 2016 description

With the policies it has adopted to help refugees wishing to integrate, Filippo Grandi said Ecuador provides an example to the world.

By: Sonia Aguilar | 5 July 2016

QUITO, Ecuador (UNHCR) - During his first visit to Ecuador as High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi praised the innovative approach taken by the Andean nation that allows thousands of Colombians fleeing decades of conflict at home to rebuild their lives and start over here.

29 Jun 2016 description

Lucia (protected name) lives in a rural area of the province of Esmeraldas and she has been receiving cash transfers from WFP for several months. The first time she obtained it was unforgettable.

23 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 16 April 2016, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northern coast of Ecuador.

  • WFP signed an agreement with the Government of Ecuador to assist people in need in earthquake affected areas.

  • WFP plans to reach 161,000 affected people with cash-based transfers through the Government of Ecuador’s platform for cash transfers to vulnerable households.

Operational Updates

22 Jun 2016 description

En total 40.275 dólares ($118.527.347), fue el recaudo que los colombianos realizaron para apoyar las labores de respuesta y recuperación de Ecuador tras el sismo del pasado 16 de abril que afectó a la provincia de Manabí en el vecino país.

21 Jun 2016 description
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Destacados

  • DESPLAZAMIENTO FORZOSO Y REFUGIADOS: El aumento de la violencia de las pandillas, el narcotráfico y el crimen organizado en El Salvador,
    Guatemala y Honduras está forzando a miles de personas a huir hacia México y Estados Unidos. En 2015, las solicitudes de asilo del Triángulo Norte alcanzaron casi 110,000, en comparación con 21,000 en 2012.

21 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • FORCED DISPLACEMENT AND REFUGEES: Increasing violence from gangs, drug trafficking and organized crime in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras is forcing thousands of people to flee to Mexico and the United States. In 2015, applications for asylum in the Northern Triangle countries reached nearly 110,000, a five-fold increase since 2012.

20 Jun 2016 description
report El Comercio

Hasta el 2013 Ecuador registró 175 000 solicitudes de refugio y 54 000 aprobaciones. Parecen simples cifras, pero detrás de cada número hay miles de historias de esposos, madres, hijos, abuelos y hermanos que dejaron su tierra hace ocho, 10 o más de 20 años para empezar de cero en ciudades como Guayaquil (solo aquí hay más de 3 000 refugiados, según registra el Comité Permanente de Defensa de los Derechos Humanos).

20 Jun 2016 description

At the age of 15 Paula (protected name) escaped the violence in Colombia and moved to the Province of Esmeraldas in Ecuador, in the hope of a better life. But, after a few years of living in Ecuador, she had to escape violence once again, this time from her boyfriend’s abuse. Tired of suffering, Paula and her two children fled the domestic violence, without food or work.

03 Jun 2016 description

Highlights

  • On 16 April 2016, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck the northern coast of Ecuador.

  • The Government of Ecuador requested WFP to provide food assistance to 520,000 people in the most affected areas.

  • People in need will be assisted with commodity vouchers, and cash-based transfers in form of electronic vouchers, where markets are functioning.

Operational Update

20 May 2016 description

By: William Spindler | 20 May 2016

One month after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that claimed the lives of over 650 people in north-western Ecuador, humanitarian needs in the country remain acute. People are struggling to rebuild their lives and there are continuing aftershocks. Two such aftershocks of 6.7 and 6.8 degrees occurred on May 18, causing one death, injuring some 90 people, and adding to widespread damage across the provinces of Manabí and Esmeraldas.

19 May 2016 description

MANTA, Ecuador, 17 de abril de 2016 (ACNUR) - Cuando la tierra empezó a temblar, durante terremoto que golpeó duramente Ecuador hace un mes, Jeannethe* estaba bañándose. Asustada consiguió salir de la casa, donde toda su familia, tíos, primos, sus padres, estaban reunidos en el pequeño espacio al aire libre ante los muros que se resquebrajaban y caían poco a poco.

“Ella es la que más se asustó”, cuenta la abuela de Jeannethe, Selmira, de 64 años. “Durante dos días no dijo nada”, relata esta mujer robusta mientras mira con dulzura a su nieta de 14 años.

15 May 2016 description
report Redhum

Ecuador, 14 de Mayo 2016
Fuente: El Telegrafo

El pasado martes, proveniente de Ipiales, Colombia, llegó a territorio Nacional 35 toneladas de ayuda humanitaria para la población de Muisne, que sufrió los embates del terremoto del 16A.

13 May 2016 description

PEDERNALES, Ecuador, May 13 (UNHCR) – Colombian refugee Carlos bakes for a living. So when an earthquake struck Ecuador last month leaving thousands without homes, he stepped up to help the best way he knew how: making bread.

Reaching for a sack of flour and water, he baked a first batch of 1,000 rolls to help feed families in the Pacific Coast region of Ecuador who were dislodged by the 7.8 magnitude tremor that struck last month. Another batch of 2,000 loaves followed.