- OCHA Boletín Humanitario Mensual - Número 57 | Febrero 2017
- Report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights on the situation of human rights in Colombia (A/HRC/34/3/Add.3) (Advance unedited version) EN / SP
- WFP Colombia Country Brief, February 2017
Appeals & Funding
- 2017 Humanitarian Needs Overview
- Plan de Respuesta Humanitaria 2017
- Humanitarian Action for Children 2017 - Latin America and the Caribbean
- Country-based Pooled Fund: 2016
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.