Guatemala

WFP Guatemala Country Brief, December 2016

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  • In 2016, WFP Guatemala supported 660,100 foodinsecure people of which 91 percent under its protracted relief and recovery operation. Cash-based transfers (CBT) reached 24,000 households.

  • In close collaboration with the Government, WFP builds long-term resilience of vulnerable communities affected by natural disasters and climate change.

  • Nutrition education, women empowerment and institutional capacity are integrated into all WFP interventions. WFP promotes the principles of equality, no discrimination, transparency and accountability among its implementing partners.

Operational Updates

  • In December, WFP provided a specialized nutritious foods to 21,800 children aged 6-24 months under the nutrition component, and a family food basket to 27,000 people under the resilience component of the Country Programme 2015-2019. Emergency assistance under the Regional PRRO 200490 will resume food distributions during the first quarter of 2017, in close coordination with the Government.