El Salvador

WFP El Salvador Country Brief, December 2016

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  • WFP, the European Union (EU) and the Government of El Salvador (GOES) launched the El Niño Phenomenon response project in Central American Dry Corridor.

  • Ms. María Albelina Torres, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of El Salvador in Rome, visited two WFP programs in order to familiarize with operations in the field.

  • The launch of the Municipal Committee of Food and Nutritional Security (COMUSAN) was held in the municipality of Arcatao, department of Chalatenango.

Operational Updates

  • Through the ConectArte project, three culinary workshops were held. The project aims to provide tools to create or strengthen livelihoods and opportunities through urban art in Salvadoran communities.

  • As part of the results of the Joint Program for Food and Nutrition Security for Children and the Salvadoran Home (PC-SANNHOS), developed by FAO, PAHO, UNICEF and WFP, there was a launching event of the Municipal Committee of Food and Nutritional Security (COMUSAN) in the municipality of Arcatao, department of Chalatenango. This joint effort is a step towards building a more informed and informed society on food security and nutrition issues and how it contributes to the development of communities.

  • WFP, the European Union and the Government of El Salvador (GOES) launched the regional project "El Niño response in the dry corridor of Central America" on 14 December that will be implemented by the WFP and the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (MARN).
    This initiative is part of the regional project financed by the European Union of 10 million EUR and will benefit a total of 72,000 people.

  • On December 22, Ms. María Albelina Torres,
    Minister Counselor of the Embassy of El Salvador in Rome, visited two of WFP's programs in order to know its operations in the field. She visited the nutrition program "Nutrimos El Salvador" in the Coatepeque Health Unit and the drought response in the communities of Canton El Barro and Comunidad Las Arboledas in the department of Ahuachapán.