WFP Lesotho Country Brief, January 2018

Situation Report
Originally published



  • January 2018 marked the commencement of the Transitional Interim Country Strategic Plan (T-ICSP).

  • During January, WFP delivered food commodities for the first quarter of the year to 913 primary schools.

  • Verification of children for the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme in Mokhotlong and Thaba-Tseka took place in January.

  • Resilience building activities in Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing continued; 1,613 people participated and will receive a cash incentive at the beginning of February.

Operational Updates

  • Maize meal, beans, peas, vegetable oil, salt and sugar were delivered to 913 primary school in ten districts to feed 185,183 children during the first quarter of 2018.

  • In preparation for the launch of activity three of the TICSP – blanket supplementary feeding for children aged 6-23 months – sensitisation and screening of eligible children was done in the districts of Mokhotlong and Thaba Tseka. A total of 5,222 children (2,696 boys, 2,526 girls) were registered. WFP worked with government counterparts and key community structures including village health workers, community councillors and chiefs.

  • During the month of January, a total of 1,613 participants, representing 8,065 beneficiaries, in Mohale’s Hoek and Quthing participated in resilience building activities that are aligned to the Ministry of Forestry, Range and Soil Conservation public works.

  • WFP in collaboration with UNICEF, the EU and the World Bank supported the Government to host an awareness and consensus building workshop for stakeholders on shock responsive social protection.