WFP Cambodia Country Brief, September 2018

Situation Report
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In Numbers

186 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 407,878 cash based transfers made

WFP Cambodia’s operations are fully funded for 2018 thanks to the generous contributions of partners.

335,200 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP home grown school meals programme helps improve children’s education and community’s livelihood by providing smallholder farmers to sell their agricultural products to support school meals.
    WFP conducted a consultation meeting with suppliers to the home grown school meals programme to better understand opportunities and challenges on local supply chain. WFP met and had interviews with 240 people including suppliers, smallholder farmers, village traders, and commune authorities. The interview findings will be used to improve the programme design and implementation for the coming school year.

  • WFP is working to develop food safety and hygiene practices for school meals programme. Learning materials and tools including booklets, posters and videos will be developed and shared to relevant stakeholders, particularly WFP-supported schools, to develop their knowledge and improve food safety and hygiene practices at their schools.

  • WFP is currently conducting a global external evaluation of the Update of its Safety Nets Policy:
    The Role of Food Assistance in Social Protection 2012-2017. The evaluation has the dual objectives of accountability and learning which will be analysed through a mixed methodology including interviews with key stakeholders in six countries in which the policy has been implemented, of which Cambodia is one. The evaluation mission will be conducted the week of 1-5 October 2018.

Emergency and Preparedness

  • Better coordination and communication among WFP and partners through information sharing during emergency provides timely and effective response and preparedness to help affected population especially children and women. WFP held coordination meetings in three provinces on floods emergency with government authorities and partners from UN agencies, embassies, national and international humanitarian NGOs. The meeting provided opportunities for dialogue, consultation on emergency preparedness and humanitarian response.

In 2018, WFP with partners is planning to conduct meetings and simulation exercises on emergency and preparedness in 13 provinces.