The fifth budget revision has been approved to extend DEV 200304 for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018).
Funds are needed to pursue capacity development activities in the school meals programme including trainings for members of schools canteens committees.
Food deliveries to schools are underway. WFP will only be able to provide school meals to 101,279 children for 26 days instead of a trimester.
In the framework of the "Innovations from the field: Gender Mainstreaming from the ground up" project WFP conducted a baseline survey on nutritional status among children aged 6 to 59 months and pregnant and nursing women in two villages of Karimama.
From January 2017 onwards, the Country Programme will experience severe funding constraints.
(MissionNewswire) Don Bosco Foyer in Porto-Novo, the capital city of Benin, serves boys and girls in very complex situations, including youth who have been abandoned by their families, victims of abuse and those who are victims of forced marriages. The organization received funding from a donor through Salesian Missions, the U.S. development arm of the Salesians of Don Bosco, to help support Salesian missionaries’ work with street children.
- The fifth Budget Revision is approved to extend Development Project (DEV) 200304 for 15 months (from 1 January 2017 to 31 March 2018). Additional funds are still needed to implement planned activities.
WFP is in the process of purchasing food to provide school meals to 101,279 children, only for 21 days.
From January 2017 onwards, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.
Food is being procured to assist 101,279 children in 562 schools. The tonnage purchased will cover only 21 days in the first trimester of 2017.
School feeding management committees have been set up and members trained on school meals management.
Children and women in West and Central Africa remain vulnerable to multiple threats, including insecurity, conflict, drought, flooding and epidemics. In the Central African Republic and the Lake Chad basin, widespread violence and armed conflict characterized by grave human rights violations have led to mass displacement both internally and across borders.
A delegation from Togo visited the Country Office to discuss the multisectoral implementation of the school feeding programme in Benin.
The Country Office organized events during the campaign against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence day to sensitize the staff and partners on this issue.
To date, WFP has assisted 96,765 children with school meals. However, starting next January, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.
The country office has just launched its first cash distribution using mobile money for asset creation activities in Malanville. Nearly 850 people will receive conditional cash.
The United Nations day has been celebrated in a school supported by WFP. This has been a great opportunity to increase the visibility of WFP’s interventions in Benin.
To date, nearly 99,000 school children have been provided with school meals. However, starting next January, the programme will experience severe funding constraints.
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Nigeria - Executive Governor of Katsina State Aminu Bello Masari and IOM last week (20/10) launched the Migration Resource and Response Mechanism (MRRM) project in the north-western Nigerian state, which borders Niger.
IOM Nigeria, in collaboration with IOM Niger, is implementing the project, which is jointly funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Union (EU). DFID is providing GBP 80,000 for the community development component of the project, while the EU is providing EUR 50,000 for the group reintegration aspect.
The country office has started pre-positioning food commodities in the 570 schools targeted for the school feeding programme. However, lack of funding could affect distributions from January 2017 which could have a negative impact on the attendance rate.
Targeted Supplementary Feeding activities continued in the districts of Karimama where the level of acute malnutrition remains alarming.
WFP provided nutrition support to pregnant and nursing women and children under five to treat moderate acute malnutrition in the districts of Karimama and Malanville.
Despite WFP’s support, the nutritional situation remains alarming and current stock will not allow WFP to assist all the identified people in need in the coming months.
Based on the Community-based Participatory Planning which took place, assets selected by the communities are currently under construction.
After having attended the SCOPE training in June, the country office is now using this new technique to enroll and register people assisted with the Cash for Asset programme.
In June, WFP Benin assisted 100,000 school children including 45,000 girls. This food support is critical during the examination period as it allows children to better concentrate on exams preparation.
In May, WFP Benin assisted 100,000 school children including 45,000 girls. The food basket was composed of cereals (maize and rice), beans, vegetable oil and salt).
Outcomes of the UN joint project against malnutrition study revealed that the rate of acute malnutrition is 15.1 percent in Karimama district. If confirmed by the Rapid Assessment, WFP Benin will need funding support to respond to this alarming situation.
La CTB publie son rapport annuel 2015
This edition of OPENPlan marks the first issue of Volume 2, and the first for 2016. We have sought to bring you as varied research studies as possible in order to give you a sampling of some of the interesting studies being undertaken across Plan International.
(MissionNewswire) In February 2016, volunteers from the Spanish nonprofit Ayuda Contenedores (Help Containers) and the Salesian-run Youth and Development Center joined together in Pamplona, Spain to load a food container that will be sent to Benin. The container carries 23,000 kilos of non-perishable food which was collected through a Food for Benin campaign run by several Salesian organizations in the city of Pamplona and its surrounding towns and communities.
Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria seek US$531 million to assist 5.2 million people.
El Niño limited impact to date in West and Central Africa, but region remains at risk.
Rising food insecurity and new LRA-related displacement in CAR.
Lassa fever outbreak kills 120 in Nigeria and Benin.
Upcoming elections in West and Central Africa.
Lake Chad Basin: nine million people need assistance
UNICEF Benin is scaling up its emergency response to the ongoing Lassa Fever outbreak.
As of 19 February 2016, there have been 72 cases (6 confirmed, 12 probable and 54 suspected cases), and 27 people have died (CFR 33%). As of 19 February, 479 case contacts have been identified and 478 are under 21- day surveillance.
No new suspect cases were recorded and no new case contacts were reported on 19 February.