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WFP Angola Country Brief, October 2020

Situation Report
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In Numbers

106 MT through food assistance of different commodities distributed in October

76 MT of supplementary foods procured for the COVID-19 nutrition response in the Luanda Province

US$ 2.24 million six-month (November 2020-April 2021) net funding requirements

6,542 people assisted through the refugee response in Lunda Norte in October 2020

Operational Updates

• With an operational presence in Luanda, Dundo and at Lóvua refugee settlement, WFP continues to ensure that refugees from the Greater Kasai region, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), are able to meet their basic food and nutrition requirements.

• In line with the recently signed agreement with the Government of Angola with the support of the World Bank, WFP started technical assistance and service provision projects on school feeding, vulnerability analysis and mapping, and addressing malnutrition in Luanda Province.

Refugee Response

• WFP conducted a general food distribution in Lóvua refugee settlement from 19 to 22 October assisting 6,542 beneficiaries.

• 106 MT of food were distributed (88 MT of maize meal, 12 MT of pulses, 5 MT of vegetable oil, and 1 MT of salt).

• Social and behaviour change communication activities were carried out during the distribution to inform refugees about COVID-19 prevention, nutrition.

Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM)

• WFP will technically coordinate the food security assessment in the south of Angola (including the preparation of assessment tools, training of trainers and enumerators, and data analysis).
The assessment is planned to be conducted in January and February 2021.

• WFP is managing a mobile food security assessment exercise (including training of operators and data quality check) that will provide information on the dynamics of food security indicators in the country. The data collection started in October, and the first bulletin at the provincial level is expected by January 2021.

• WFP plans to support the establishment of provincial food security and nutrition working groups in Cunene and Cuando Cubango provinces. WFP supported the preparation of a workplan and budget, and will conduct trainings for provincial government staff on food security and nutrition, data collection and analysis, and reporting.


Food Fortification

• To reduce micronutrient deficiencies in the Angolan population and prevent stunting among children aged 6-23 months in selected areas, WFP is working with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, the Chamber of Commerce, and the Civil Office (Casa Civil). WFP’s assistance will be aimed at supporting staple food fortification, home fortification with micronutrient powders, and local production of specialized nutritious foods. A food fortification strategy is being developed with the Government, and WFP is working with partners to establish a multi-sectorial food fortification alliance.

• In parallel, WFP will support the Government in developing a National School Feeding Policy and work on a Monitoring and Evaluation Action Plan through a national multi-sectorial School Feeding Commission.

• WFP started preparations for the Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) school feeding workshop (scheduled for mid-January) that will gather national and subnational partners to assess the existing national capacities to develop and sustain a school feeding programme.