WFP Peru country profile, November 2021 – Peru


  • Regional alert levels and movement restrictions due to COVID-19 have been extended until December 12, 2021.

  • WFP assisted 60,256 people as part of its emergency operation for Venezuelan migrants, refugees and host communities.

  • The government of Peru, together with 8 countries, signed the pact for a “Grand Alliance for Nutrition and Zero Hunger in LAC”. This high-level commitment was called up as part of “Innovation 4 Nutrition” organized by WFP Colombia.

  • The Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion promulgated the Directive “Emergency response actions of the Supplementary Food Program (PCA)”. WFP provided technical support to develop this crisis-responsive social protection regulation.

  • WFP has actively engaged in the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence campaign through messaging through its Twitter account and internal communication channels.

  • WFP has launched the second season of the radio soap opera “La Sangre Llama”. It is a social and behavioral change strategy broadcast on five local radio stations in Sechura. The program promotes healthy eating habits and provides advice to parents.

  • WFP’s PROSAN project organized fairs on integral health and nutrition in coordination with the local municipalities of Rinconada Llicuar and Bellavista in Sechura. Children 0-59 months were able to access primary health care services, while local small farmers were able to sell their produce directly.

  • The WFP country director was invited to the forum “Towards a law on food relief” organized by the National Congress. WFP shared its food rescue experience linked to its logistics support operation.

  • WFP is continuing its logistics operation in coordination with the National Institute of Civil Defense (INDECI for its Spanish acronym) and the Food Bank of Peru. Between January and November 2021, WFP provided transport services for the distribution of approximately 8,000 tonnes of humanitarian aid across the country.

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