WFP Country Brief in the Dominican Republic, July 2022 – Dominican Republic

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In numbers

Net financing requirements of USD 3.8 million over six months (August 2022-January 2023), representing 57% of the total

US$87,500 in cash assistance distributed

1,976 people assisted in July

*Preliminary figures

Operational updates

  • The regional office of the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) carried out a field monitoring visit to ECHO-funded projects. The visit allowed WFP to present the progress made in its emergency preparedness and response interventions, as well as its strategies for strengthening institutional capacities.

  • WFP, the Ministry of Public Health and the Technical Secretariat for Food Security and Nutrition organized a workshop with the National Technical Working Group for Rice Fortification to continue advocating for the importance of establish a national legal framework on rice fortification, a tool for preventing micronutrient deficiencies among vulnerable people. populations.

  • WFP and the National Institute for Student Welfare organized a workshop to validate the results of the evaluation of the Systems Approach for Better Education, a comprehensive analysis of school feeding programmes; the results of the analysis of the policy framework, financial capacity and coordination will enable informed decision-making to improve the school feeding program from a sustainable food system approach, while promoting healthy diets and healthy lifestyles.

  • WFP conducted training sessions for 300 key staff of the National Institute for Early Childhood Protection on exclusive breastfeeding and complementary feeding in Santo Domingo,
    Provinces of Santiago, Monte Plata, Azua and La Romana. These actions aim to strengthen the nutritional status and healthy development of children in their first years of life.

• WFP convened a high-level meeting with the Institute of Nutrition of Central America and Panama to align strategies and areas of focus and prioritize joint action on food security and nutrition. nutrition.

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