WFP assisted 665,996 displaced Syrians in August 2017, of which 20 percent were female-headed and 65 percent were households with children under the age of five;
Food consumption for assisted households improved significantly in 2017 and increased in August to reach 66 percent of households having an acceptable food consumption, the highest in 2017.
On average, WFP assisted households were more food secure than non-assisted households.
Assisted households had higher food consumption, consumed more diverse diets and relied on the use of coping strategies as compared to non–assisted households;
Male headed households were more food secure as compared to the Female headed households;
Non-assisted households more often had lower food consumption and less diverse diets, adopted coping strategies to meet basic food needs and accumulated debts;
Overall satisfaction with WFP assistance continued to increase. The satisfaction on the overall WFP assistance reached the highest value since the start of the FSOM showing programme quality improvements in addressing beneficiaries’ needs;
Preparations are underway for upcoming cash for food assistance including increase in sample size of FSOM survey and adjustment of monitoring.
DISPLACED SYRIAN BENEFICIARIES
The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. As part of the regional Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200987 WFP Lebanon is providing life-saving food assistance to vulnerable UNHCR-registered Displaced Syrians through an electronic food voucher (e-card) system. The Food Security Outcome Monitoring (FSOM), started in 2016, measures food security outcome trends among beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries households on a quarterly basis to inform WFP programme.
The seventh quarterly FSOM round was conducted in August 2017 when WFP provided food assistance to 665,996 displaced Syrians, equivalent to 124,903 households. Of those, 20 percent where households headed by a female and 65 percent were households with children under the age of five. The programme ability to reach beneficiaries remained high with 99 percent of food voucher redeemed.