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07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

443.8 mt of food assistance distributed

1,727,038 USD cash based transfers made

USD 152.8 m total requirements

161,196 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

07 Jan 2019 description

In Numbers

US$ 713,871 cash-based transfers made

US$ 41.45 m total requirements

43,053 people assisted in October 2018

Operational Updates

• 28,766 people benefited from WFP’s food vouchers. The majority of people assisted are Venezuelans (78.5 percent), followed by Colombians (19.3 percent) and 2.2 percent other nationalities.

19 Nov 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

90,000 people assisted (April - September 2018)

07 Nov 2018 description

Mensajes principales

  • América Latina y el Caribe se aleja del cumplimiento del Objetivo de Desarrollo Sostenible 2: Hambre cero. Su número de personas subalimentadas aumentó por tercer año consecutivo: en 2017 alcanzó 39,3 millones, en gran medida debido a Sudamérica.

  • La malnutrición en la Región toma muchas formas: uno de cada diez niños y niñas menores de cinco años presenta retraso en el crecimiento; uno de cada cuatro adultos es obeso; una de cada cinco mujeres en edad fértil padece de anemia.

07 Nov 2018 description

Obesity grows by 3.6 million people every year in the region, while hunger has increased in three countries since 2014, according to a new report from FAO, PAHO, UNICEF and WFP.

SANTIAGO DE CHILE / PANAMA CITY - Hunger, malnutrition, lack of micronutrients, overweight and obesity have greater impact on people with lower income, women, indigenous people, Afro-descendants and rural families in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to a new UN report.

16 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 638,791 cash-based transfers made

US$ 3.83 m six months (October 2018-March 2019) net funding requirements

39,086 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

• WFP’s provided attention to 22,950 vulnerable people on the move. As the Venezuelan migration crisis continues, the majority of people assisted are Venezuelans (76.6 percent), followed by Colombians (22.6 percent) and 0.8 percent of other nationalities.

16 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

509.3 mt of food assistance distributed

1.216.631 USD cash-based transfers made

USD 56.5 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements

141.234 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

20 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

703.9 mt of food assistance distributed

1,386,033 USD cash based transfers made

41.9 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements

156,302 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 534,947 cash-based transfers made

US$ 0.62 m six months (August 2018 - January 2019) net funding requirements

27,673 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

24 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

US$ 437,268.54 m cash-based transfers made

US$ 0.62 m six months (August-January 2019) net funding requirements

19,735 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

• WFP held a high-level meeting with the new Vice Minister of Human Mobility, Ambassador Santiago Chávez. The meeting was held to discuss the current challenges in providing assistance to vulnerable people on the move and reiterate WFP's commitment to support government priorities.

24 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

334 mt of food assistance distributed

1,081,484 cash based transfers made

USD 42 m six months (August 2018-January 2019) net funding requirements, representing 27% of total

141,533 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

22 Aug 2018 description

Executive summary

This report provides United Nations Security Council (UNSC) members with an overview of the numbers of people in acute need of emergency food, nutrition and livelihood assistance in 22 countries/territories affected by conflict. It analyses the factors driving food insecurity and examines if those factors are a consequence of conflict and/or if they are driving further tension.

24 Jul 2018 description
infographic World Food Programme

See at a glance how the United Nations Humanitarian Response Depot supported its partners' response to global humanitarian crises in this overview of major shipments and events from January through June 2018.

30 Apr 2018 description

Global Highlights

• In Q1-2018, the FAO cereal price index rose by 8.6 percent from Q1-2017, while the global food price index declined by 2 percent year-on-year.

• The real price for wheat was 22 percent above Q1-2017 levels: crops suffered dryness in the United States and cold weather in Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, leaving production forecasts open to a downward revision.3 World ending stocks remain at record levels.