152,768 people assisted In June 2020
2,508 mt of food assistance distributed under GFA
2,137 kcal/person/day provided through the general food basket
US$ 2.5 m six months (August 2020 – January 2021) net funding requirements
As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, WFP continued to distribute general food rations to a total of 152,768 Sahrawi refugees. For three months (May, June and July) WFP Algeria extended its General Food Assistance to around 20,000 refugees who suffer from the economic impact of the crisis.
The food basket consisted of 8 kg of wheat flour, 2 kg pasta, 2 kg barley, 2 kg of lentils, 750 g sugar, 1 L of vegetable oil and 750 g of corn soy blend. The ration reached 2,137 kcal/day, 100 percent of the planned value.
For the treatment of moderate acute malnutrition (MAM) and anaemia in pregnant and lactating women (PLWGs), WFP distributed daily rations of super cereal mixed with sugar and vegetable oil to 671 women. In addition, around 8,000 PLWGs received fresh food vouchers to prevent MAM and anaemia.
For the treatment of MAM in children, 451 children aged between 6-59 months received daily rations of 100g of specialised nutritious food. To prevent MAM in children, 13,321 boys and girls aged 6-59 months received specialized nutritious food in health centres.
WFP’s school feeding programme is currently suspended due to school closures following the onset of the COVID-19 crisis.