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31 Jul 2017 description


  • As part of a successful positioning strategy, WFP meets new official government authorities from key institutions whose mandates are complementary to WFP’s work.

  • The Country Office is prioritizing the establishment of new key alliances with potential donors in order to guarantee the long term sustainability of WFP’s activities in Ecuador.

Operational Updates

30 Jun 2017 description


  • The Minister for Economic and Social Inclusion, Lídice Larrea, appreciated the cooperation with the World Food Programme to support the most vulnerable people in the country and to help reduce undernutrition. The Minister also highlighted the importance of the coordinated work of the two institutions in response to the earthquake on 16 April, 2016.

01 Jun 2017 description


  • One staff from WFP Ecuador was deployed to Peru to share experiences and support WFP Peru and the Government of Peru on emergency response.

  • Delegates from the Ministry of Education and WFP Ecuador participated in the VIII Seminar of School Feeding in Mexico, where the Ministry of Education shared experiences on the school feeding programmes implemented in Ecuador.

Operational Updates

21 Apr 2017 description


  • Ecuador Country Office is ready to start its operation within the framework of its new Country Strategic Plan. Staff members have received training and the new CSP will officially start on 1 April.

  • During the "Social Development Report 2007- 2017" event, WFP Country Director, Kyungnan Park, emphasized the importance of international cooperation for the articulation and development of social public policies in the past 10 years.

17 Mar 2017 description


  • Ecuador’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) was among the first CSPs to be approved globally. In Latin America, Colombia and El Salvador are also part of the first wave of countries with CSPs approved.

  • WFP signed a new Agreement with the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) to guarantee the delivery of food assistance to people in need of international protection for the period April 2017 – March 2018.

Operational Updates

17 Feb 2017 description


  • Ecuador’s Country Office is preparing for the presentation of the Country Strategic Plan 2017-2021 at WFP’s Executive Board First Ordinary Session.

  • WFP and the Coordinating Ministry for Social Development signed a Cooperation Agreement to strengthen relationships and implement programmes and actions with the aim to reduce hunger and malnutrition.

Operational Updates

20 Jan 2017 description


  • Monitoring of WFP’s earthquake response indicate a significant improvement in the share of households with acceptable food consumption.
    Virtually all assisted households were lifted out of food insecurity.

  • WFP continues to strengthen its relationship with the Government to explore opportunities for cooperation in 2017.

  • The Government of Ecuador approved WFP’s Country Strategic Plan 2017-2021.

Operational Updates

30 Dec 2016 description

The present Humanitarian Implementation Plan (HIP) was prepared on the basis of financing decision ECHO/WWD/BUD/2016/01000 (Worldwide Decision) and the related General Guidelines for Operational Priorities on Humanitarian Aid (Operational Priorities). The purpose of the HIP and its annex is to serve as a communication tool for ECHO's partners and to assist in the preparation of their proposals. The provisions of the Worldwide Decision and the General Conditions of the Agreement with the European Commission shall take precedence over the provisions in this document.

22 Dec 2016 description

María, una mujer refugiada afectada por el terremoto del pasado abril, ha conseguido el apoyo estatal para arrendar una nueva casa.

ESMERALDAS, Ecuador, 21 de diciembre de 2016 (ACNUR) - Desde La Colectiva, en lo alto de una loma, se ve el perfil de la ciudad costera de Esmeraldas, en el Pacífico ecuatoriano. En una de sus zonas, María había construido su casa de madera. Una casa que no resistió el embate de la naturaleza.

13 Dec 2016 description


  • A delegation of the Executive Board visited WFP’s operations in Ecuador and met with key local and national government partners.

  • During Executive Board meeting with key ministries,
    Ministers of Social Development and Economic and Social Inclusion thanked WFP for its work and support in response to the emergency on 16 April.

  • Country Director Kyungnan Park joined the Executive Board in November from 14 to 17 November, as part of the first wave countries implementing the Integrated Road Map.

11 Nov 2016 description


  • Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, and Deputy Executive Director Amir Abdulla participated in the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador.

  • Executive Director visited a Colombian refugee family part of WFP’s assistance programme in urban areas.

  • Deputy Executive Director visited WFP’s projects and met with main partners in the Imbabura Province.

Operational Updates

20 Oct 2016 description


  • Ecuador hosts the largest number of refugees in Latina America and the Caribbean, 98 percent of whom are Colombian.

  • WFP has worked closely with the Government to integrate assistance within Ecuador’s existing social protection network, reaching more than 100,000 Ecuadorians with emergency assistance.

  • The registration of candidates for the 2017 presidential election process will begin 19 October, campaigns begin 3 January 2017.

Operational Updates

14 Sep 2016 description


  • 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


  • 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


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


19 Jul 2016 description


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.


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.