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29 Sep 2017 description

Nariño (Colombia).- Autoridades y personal técnico de la Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos (SGR) de Ecuador y de la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres (UNGRD) de Colombia participan en el “II Encuentro Binacional en Gestión de Riesgos de Desastres”, en la ciudad de Ipiales-Nariño, los días 28 y 29 de septiembre de 2017.

27 Sep 2017 description

La Unidad para las Víctimas, a través del Grupo de Atención a Víctimas en el Exterior, hizo parte de la delegación colombiana que brindó información sobre la implementación de medidas de reparación a sobrevivientes del conflicto.


En Quito, Ecuador, culminó este martes la XI Reunión Binacional colombo-ecuatoriana donde se trató el tema de los refugiados colombianos en el vecino país y transcurrió la VI Reunión del Mecanismo Tripartito en Materia de Refugio Ecuador-Colombia-ACNUR-OIM, informó la entidad.

05 Sep 2017 description


  • The WFP Project “Enhancing Resilience to the Adverse Effects of Climate Change – FORECCSA” received an award for the achievements reached in the Nabón Canton in the Province of Azuay.

  • The number of vulnerable Venezuelans crossing the northern border of Ecuador is increasing: many of them are in need of food assistance.

Operational Updates

31 Aug 2017 description

Lago Agrio (Sucumbíos).- Fortalecer las capacidades de la población ubicada en la frontera Ecuador – Colombia, a través de la difusión de medidas de autoprotección, fue el objetivo que se planteó la Secretaría de Gestión de Riesgos (SGR); entidad que participó, el 25 de agosto en la I Acción Cívica Binacional, desarrollada en Puerto El Carmen, cantón Putumayo en Ecuador y en el Municipio de Puerto Ospina en Colombia el 26 de agosto respectivamente.

23 Aug 2017 description


  • Ecuador hosts the largest number of refugees and asylum-seekers in Latin America. Of the over 60,000 refugees currently residing in the country, 95 percent are Colombians in need of international protection.

  • While Ecuador is a middle-income country, it remains prone to natural disasters, including floods, earthquakes, droughts and volcanic eruptions. The effects of climate change exacerbate these disasters and adversely impact water availability, as well as food security.


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.