Guatemala

WFP Guatemala Country Brief, December 2021

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In Numbers

USD 696,625 cash-based transfers made

USD 13.3 m six months (January – June 2022) net funding requirements representing 9% of total

23,859 people assisted in DECEMBER 2021

Operational Updates

  • WFP continued the distribution of unconditional cash-based transfers (CBT) in 9 departments across the country. In December, 23,859 beneficiaries (4,857 households) received assistance: 70% for emergency response and 30% for resilience building initiatives.

  • Under the activities supporting people living with HIV (PLWH), WFP and its partners in the field implemented capacity building activities on nutrition and job creation for 250 people, among which 100 received unconditional CBT and 150 in-kind assistance.

  • As part of nutrition improvement interventions,
    WFP consolidated 70 savings-and-loans groups in 84 communities. The groups generated a total capital of USD 30,000 during the 6-month saving cycle ending in December.

  • In December, WFP has signed an agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO). This project will support the design and implementation of the White Seal government initiative through demographic and socioeconomic analysis at the local level with a gender perspective, based on multidimensional criteria and indicators to support the targeting of the initiative in areas that would support women and youth.

  • As part of the Joint Programme Linking family farming to the “School-Feeding Programme” with IFAD and FAO, WFP continued implementing activities reaching 60 schools in Alta Verapaz, San Marcos, and Chiquimula. A total of 802 members of the educational community were sensitised on the schoolfeeding programme processes; 139 members of parent-teacher organizations were trained in accountability processes; and 60 mothers volunteering as school cooks participated in a nutrition campaign through simplified cooking courses.