Paraguay

WFP Paraguay Country Brief, September 2016

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Highlights

  • WFP Paraguay received the second disbursement of the DIPECHO IX and the first disbursement of the DIPECHO X, to continue strengthening the logistic capabilities of the Government in emergency response.

  • Upon Government request, WFP, jointly with FAO, seeks to assist the Ministry of Education and Culture regarding School Feeding, to provide technical assistance to 70,000 children living in extreme poverty.

School feeding

The Government of Paraguay, through the Ministry of Education and Culture, has given priority to school feeding in 900 school units in 12 departments of the country.

Jointly with the National Emergency Secretariat and the Technical Planning Secretariat, breakfast will be provided to 70,000 schoolchildren facing poverty and extreme poverty. The Ministry of Education and Culture has requested the assistance of the United Nations System (WFP, FAO) to receive training regarding school feeding.

Challenges

There is no permanent WFP office in Paraguay.
Negotiations with the Government are underway to obtain a GCCC funding to insure the establishment of a Country Office in Paraguay.

Sendai framework in Paraguay

Paraguay became the first country in the world to officially adopt the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, demonstrating the country’s interest in developing actions to prevent and reduce the negative impacts of natural disasters.