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WFP Peru Country Brief, June 2022


In Numbers

USD 91,099 of cash-based transfers made

USD 8.5 m six months (July – December 2022) net funding requirements, representing 40% of total

2,255 people assisted* in June 2022

*Preliminary figures

Operational Update

  • As part of its new emergency operation, WFP assisted 2,444 established and in-transit migrants and refugees in seven regions with cash and prepaid card distributions. Operations will reach full scale during July.

  • In the context of the Cash Working Group, WFP is leading, with the International Rescue Committee, a joint exercise to review the Minimum Expenditure Basket for migrants

  • WFP presented the results of the remote food security monitoring of the Venezuelan population carried out in March 2022. Results show that 38 percent and 18 percent of those surveyed are moderately and severely food insecure, respectively.

  • In the framework of WFP’s technical assistance to ollas comunes (community-led food canteens that temporarily arise in times of emergencies) in metropolitan Lima, WFP trained 2,723 kitchen managers and staff (94 percent women) on nutrition, food service management and operations, and biosafety.

  • WFP signed a field-level agreement with non-governmental organization (NGO), Asociación Los Andes de Cajamarca. WFP is providing technical assistance to the above-mentioned NGO to ensure alignment to WFP’s food systems approach to resilience and climate change and the corporate policy on protection and gender.

  • In Sechura and Huaraz, WFP continues providing technical assistance in agroecological and climate resilient production and strengthening the network of community agents who conduct home visits to promote healthy food and nutrition practices and monitor the nutritional status of children under 5.

  • As part of the social and behaviour change communication strategy, WFP Peru designed communication materials to improve pregnant and lactating women and girls’ health and diet.