WFP Bolivia Country Brief, September 2020

Situation Report
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In Numbers

USD 31,675 in cash transfers

USD 0.8 m six months net funding requirements

1.933 people assisted September 2020

Operational Updates

• In September, Bolivia has shown a decrease in daily COVID-19 infections. In average, 600 cases were daily reported, 30 per cent less than in the peak month of July.

• In the framework of a World Bank-financed programme, WFP delivered essential kitchen equipment to the Isolation Centre of Oruro. These items will ensure high-quality food rations for the inpatients in this isolation centre.

• WFP assisted in the city of El Alto 74 vulnerable families with disabled children. Due to lockdown, these families have not generated income to ensure adequate nutrient consumption during the past months. The beneficiary received electronic vouchers for food and essential goods.

• In coordination with the Government of Oruro, WFP distributed 2,000 kits with nutritious food and essential goods.

• The CBT e-voucher intervention has been operating for five months in the cities of La Paz and El Alto. During this period, the Bolivia Country Office has provided over $430,000 to approximately 4,200 beneficiaries. Furthermore,
WFP has been ensuring timely assistance to most vulnerable people by continuously monitoring the redemption process between beneficiaries and local supermarket chain

• On the International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste, the "Stop The Waste" campaign was launched, with the collaboration of a local food magazine: "Azafrán". WFP and local influencers were interviewed in online webinars.

• Thanks to a contribution from the Repsol foundation, WFP will ensure the delivery of TakeHome-rations to 5,038 girls and boys from Entre Rios, during the second semester of 2020.