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Iraq: 3RP Monthly Update - December 2015: Food

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50,548 Syrian refugees received food assistance.

Modalities of food distribution:
• Food vouchers : in 9 camps (Domiz 1&2, Akre, Arbat, Basirma, Darashakran, Gawilan, Kawergosk and Qushtapa).
• Food parcels: one off distribution in Gawilan camp
Due to ongoing military operations, WFP was unable to deliver food parcels to Al -Obaidi camp in Anbar governorate. Food distribution is undertaken by ISHO, a UNHCR local partner.

DECEMBER HIGHLIGHTS:

In total, 49,260 beneficiaries in the 9 camps in Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) received assistance through WFP food vouchers. The voucher transfer values in December were maintained at 22,300 IQD ($19) per person for extremely food insecure families, while moderately food insecure families received 11,700 IQD ($10) per person.

A total of 4,003 individual food parcels was distributed by WFP team to 1,288 vulnerable individuals in Gawilan camp/Duhok who had been excluded following the food security assessment (one off distribution).

As part of its commitment to affected populations, WFP continued to receive feedback from families who recently moved into the refugees camps and made arrangements to assess their food security status. Based on the results from these assessments and families who meet the additional vulnerability criteria agreed upon with UNHCR and WFP management in September, these new arrival families will be provided assistance.