Framework Cooperation Agreement with the World Food Programme to implement its assistance plan in the departments of Copán and Ocotepeque, Honduras

  • Country: Honduras
    Location: Departamentos de Copán (Cucuyagua y La Unión) y Ocotepeque (La Labor, Lucerna, Encarnación y Belén Gualcho)
    Start date: 10/08/2020
    End date: 01/12/2022
    Funder: World Food Programme – WFP

WFP’s emergency strategy aims to support the rehabilitation of livelihoods and food and nutrition security of the most vulnerable families in communities affected by the drought crisis and Covid-19, a situation that has recently been aggravated by the passage of hurricanes Eta and Iota, causing thousands of people in Honduras to be in a situation of severe food insecurity and even homelessness.

The ETEA Foundation’s role is to manage food assistance aimed at the target group, which are the communities and families in a situation of food and nutritional vulnerability, coordinating with the Permanent Contingency Commission Honduras (COPECO), local authorities and community leaders for the implementation of activities in the aforementioned municipalities. The beneficiary families -considering 5 members per family- receive food rations for 30 days for 3 months, in order to meet their basic food needs, including specialised nutritious food.

Some of its main responsibilities include: reactivating and training Municipal (CODEMs) and Local (CODELs) Committees, providing technical assistance and training support for the proper selection and validation of communities and beneficiaries in each municipality; facilitating CODEMs and CODELs to carry out the selection process of communities and beneficiaries using participatory methodologies, complying with the established vulnerability criteria; provide technical training to beneficiaries on different topics such as water and sanitation, hygiene, health, nutrition and biosecurity protocols decreed by the government; and support CODEMs in the delivery of assistance with WFP providers.