Ecuador: WFP continues to be active in emergency efforts

From WFP-ODM Emergency Situation Report 09 Aug 2001
During the last week of July WFP Ecuador distributed 10,040 food rations in the provinces of Zamora, Morona, Napo, Pastaza and Orellana as well as kitchen utensils. This assistance is crucial for families that have lost the totality of their homes and personal possessions during the floods.

WFP officials made a needs assessment in the province of Orellana and monitored the delivery of food rations. A total of 171 families have been reportedly affected in the region. A majority of these individuals are subsistence farmers that now confront the task of obtaining food, following the destruction of hundreds of hectares of cropland. WFP has provided these families with 171 15-day family rations, in order to cope with this situation.

Another WFP team is due to assess the situation in the provinces of Zamora and Pastaza during the second week of August. The team will provide technical assistance to the emergency relief counterparts as well to monitor the distribution of food rations to the affected communities.