WFP Algeria requires dedicated funding to implement new innovative complementary activities that contribute to resilience and improve food security in the camps
WFP Algeria urgently requires USD 6.5 million to ensure food distribution to vulnerable Sahrawi refugees for the next six months (January-June 2017).
Due to significant funding constraints, WFP was unable to provide full food rations in January. WFP distributed 125,000 rations of 13.5 kg, consisting of 8 kg of wheat flour, 2 kg barley, 1 kg yellow split peas, 1 kg lentils, 0.5 kg corn-soy blend and 0.92 kg of vegetable oil. The monthly calorie intake reached a daily average of 1,711 kcal per person.
Under its nutrition activity, WFP distributed daily rations of 100 g Corn Soya Blend (CSB+), 10 g vegetable oil, and 7.5 g sugar, to treat 522 malnourished pregnant women and nursing mothers. In addition, as part of an initiative to improve pregnant women and nursing mother’s micronutrient intake, 8,185 women received 1g of Micronutrient Powder (MNP) for 31 days. WFP provided PlumpySup to 610 malnourished children, each receiving 92 g per day for 31 days. As an incentive to attend health screenings, 1,019 malnourished and anemic women received 13.7g of cheese daily. WFP received this cheese as in-kind contribution.