WFP Nicaragua Country Brief, January 2021

Situation Report
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In Numbers

  • USD 68.4 million in total funding requirements - 17 211 people assisted January 2021

Operational Updates

• In January, WFP continued its emergency food distributions to help affected communities meet their basic food needs reaching over 17,000 people from the most affected communities in the North Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region (RACCN) post-Eta and Iota.

• To respond to the particular needs of children under six and pregnant and lactating women (PLW), WFP provided both beneficiary groups with fortified cereals. WFP facilitated a joint Lessons Learned exercise with WFP staff and authorities from the National System for Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Response (SINAPRED) and other local actors to improve both the ongoing and future emergency response.

• As part of the early recovery phase, WFP coordinated with national authorities and defined the content of livelihood activities including support through national programmes to reach 26,000 families through the delivery of seeds, agricultural inputs and farm animals.

• In January, WFP carried out with SINAPRED four seasonal livelihood consultations, with 150 participants, from various indigenous groups in the North and South Caribbean Coast Autonomous Region. As a result of the participatory exercise co-facilitated by WFP, national and local DRR institutions have a deeper understanding of the Atlantic Coast's livelihoods and what affected populations need of future interventions.