Peru

WFP Peru Country Brief, June 2017

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Highlights

  • WFP facilitated a humanitarian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) workshop and exercise simulation in Lima hosted by the National Institute for Civil Defence.

  • WFP continued its assistance of the National and Regional Governments in response to the national emergency situation. This month, the focus lay on evaluating the current situation of food and nutrition security and the report on lessons learned.

  • In the context of the “Zero Hunger Peru” campaign,
    WFP is producing a national TV show, “Cocina con Causa”, on nutritional education (see trailer here).

Operational Updates

As part of WFP’s efforts to strengthen the capacity of disaster risk management in Peru, the Country Office, with the support of the IT in emergencies unit of headquarters, facilitated a humanitarian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) workshop and simulation in Lima hosted by the National Institute for Civil Defense. The aim was to build a cooperative relationship with all stakeholders, including relevant personnel from humanitarian organizations and government institutions, and assess the effectiveness of the UAV coordination model.

In its efforts to reduce anemia and stunting in Peru, WFP held a meeting with health personnel and local officials of the Ministry of Health in the district of Bernal,

Sechura, in order to share best practices and lessons learned on household level assistance and nutritional counselling of families. Furthermore, in Sechura WFP hosted an agricultural production fair where participating families were able to offer their products and share their experiences of working with the PROSAN project.

WFP delivered seasonal crops to small farmers in Belisario in the District of Sechura, whose property was damaged during the recent floods.

In the District of Ventanilla in Callao, WFP, together with the local health service network, organized educational campaigns to promote micronutrient consumption and good eating habits.