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17 Feb 2017 description

Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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

Highlights

  • 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

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).