WFP Country Report Dominican Republic, December 2021 – Dominican Republic

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In numbers

$1.6 million net funding requirement for six months (January-June 2022), representing 64% of the total

2.78 million tons of food aid were distributed

1,880 people were cared for in DECEMBER 2021

operational updates

  • WFP hosted a virtual two-day international seminar for the South-South Cooperation Initiative with more than 100 participants.
    Panel discussions included presentations from the governments of Colombia, Mexico and the Dominican Republic, and WFP offices in those countries, who discussed their social protection systems and their links to food security, nutrition and disaster risk management.

  • WFP provided food packages to more than 25 families in Sabana Perdida, north of Santo Domingo. WFP also educated beneficiaries on healthy eating habits and urban gardening techniques to improve their access to healthy food and increase their food security.

  • WFP hosted a mission from the Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) team, which held a two-day workshop with key Dominican government institutions and assembled a technical team to follow up on this initiative.

  • WFP, the National Council for Food Sovereignty and Security (CONASSAN, for its Spanish acronym) and six other government institutions have signed a commitment to implement a plan based on the results of the Fill the Nutrient Gap Analysis (FNG).

  • WFP actively participated in a national consultation on reforming the legal and institutional framework for disaster risk management during the roundtables organized by the Ministry of Economy.
    planning and development.

  • WFP and the Ministry of Health launched a diploma to strengthen the capacity of technical staff to improve knowledge of food security and nutrition in public policy.

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