WFP Bolivia Country Brief, April 2019


In Numbers

USD 11.7m total requirements

USD 2.3 m six months net funding requirements

185,740 in Cash transfers distributed

5,136 people assisted in April 2019

Operational Updates

  • In partnership with the government (VIDECI) and the Municipal Risk Management Unit, three modalities of the SCOPE system (E-Vouchers, barcode coupons and cash transfers) are being used in an emergency operation to support the rehabilitation of community assets. During the three-month project, 12,000 people affected by floods will be able to restore food security and improve their resilience.

  • As part of the ECHO-funded project for the development of an early warning system, an event is being organized to present the new system to the Vice-Minister and to raise awareness for disaster management through a round table exchange and debate, involving the press.

  • On the eve of April 30th, a major landslide occurred in the city of La Paz, destroying close to 100 houses and affecting more than 700 people. VIDECI used the RIDA System (created by WFP and VIDECI with ECHO financing) to build a registry of the affected people and thus allowing a more rapid humanitarian response.

  • At the request of the Ministry of Rural Development and with funding from China, WFP will start a smallholder value chain assessment focusing on vegetables, apples, maize, beans and quinoa in 14 municipalities in the departments of La Paz, Oruro, Chuquisaca and Tarija. The objective is to identify gaps and strategies to boost production and identify markets.

  • The PROBITAS-funded activity helps identify capacity gaps in four agricultural associations in Entre Ríos. Equipment is being purchased aimed at strengthening two associations of small producers and a dehydration plant. In addition, new infrastructure needs for a corn flour production plant was determined. During the month of May, a consult will be hired to support the restoration of this infrastructure.