WFP Guinea Country Brief, March 2018

Situation Report
Originally published


In Numbers

1.9 m food insecure people

230,000 Children suffering from moderate acute malnutrition

153,286 People targeted by WFP in 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP concluded its local rice purchases for its school canteens this month. A total of 663.5 mt of parboiled rice were bought from women parboiler cooperatives since January 2018.

  • Preparations for the Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Analysis + Nutrition (CFSVA+N) entered its final phase. Consultants were recruited and supervisors received their training. The CFSVA+N will be carried out in April 2018.

  • The report following the CILSS market price analysis is being compiled and expected to be published in April.

  • The teachers’ strike ended and primary schools throughout Guinea reopened. Accordingly, WFP recommenced its school meals activities providing 130,000 schoolchildren with a hot and nutritious daily meal, and 12,000 girls with take-home rations.

  • For its activities preventing chronic malnutrition in children WFP trained 20 members of two of its partner NGOs in the prefectures of Kouroussa and Labé. Activities targeting 3,500 children aged 6-59 months were initially planned to commence in March but had to be postponed to the following month due to a lack of resources caused by the ongoing resource transfer from WFP’s Country Programme to its new Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan. However, progress is being made which enabled WFP to reach more beneficiaries than the previous month. Of those targeted, 69 percent of children, 108 percent of pregnant and lactating women, and 80 percent of malnourished people living with HIV and their families were reached.