WFP Lao PDR Country Brief, September 2018

Situation Report
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In Numbers

526 metric tons of food assistance distributed

US$ 0 six months (October-March) net funding requirements

163,783 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP continues to support the government’s response to floods throughout the country.

  • WFP is supporting the Ministry of Agriculture’s Post Disaster Needs Assessment under the Agriculture and Food Security sector in partnership with FAO. In addition to the rapid assessments conducted in Sanamxai District, WFP will join the teams visiting three sample provinces for the next round of assessments.

  • Two field missions were undertaken to accompany high level officials to Sanamxai District, Attapeu Province. The US Ambassador to Laos visited schoolchildren living in displaced persons camps. The Australian Ambassador to Laos attended a nutrition assessment and counselling session by the district health office, where nutritional support was provided to those displaced from B. Kohkkong Village.

  • WFP has provided warehouse space and expertise on proper storage techniques and inventory management. WFP’s assistance facilitated an accurate inventory to be taken, then items were repackaged into sizes convenient for deployment.

  • A rapid assessment was done in Khammouane province to provide input for a proposal for Central Emergency Response Fund submission by the United Nations Country Team. This is part of an overall UN proposal to assist more than 200,000 flood affected people across Khammouane and Savanakhet provinces.

  • The new WFP Lao PDR Country Director will arrive in early October.