WFP Lesotho Country Brief, September 2017

Situation Report
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  • USAID/PEPFAR food support for 36,500 people receiving antiretroviral therapy or treatment for tuberculosis and orphans and vulnerable children in Leribe, Berea, Maseru, Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek continued in September.

  • Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme supported by Japan assisted 11,166 children aged 06-23 months in Mokhotlong, Thaba-Tseka, and Mohale’s Hoek with super cereal plus.

  • WFP participated in the United Nations Country Team retreat aimed to discuss how to prioritize SDGs in Lesotho context.

Operational Updates

  • To prevent stunting and micronutrient deficiencies, WFP Lesotho assisted 11,166 children aged 6 to 23 months in the districts of Mohale’s Hoek, Thaba Tseka and Mokhotlong. The evaluation of this Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme in these three districts by Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) continued during September 2017.

  • During the month of September 2017, USAID/PEPFAR supported programme reached 25,000 OVC beneficiaries and 11,500 Safety Net beneficiaries with 307 metric tonnes of the family ration (maize meal, pulses and oil) in the districts of Leribe, Berea, Maseru, Mafeteng and Mohale’s Hoek.

  • WFP and Ministry of Education and Training are undertaking an impact evaluation of the national school feeding programme as per the recommendations of the Mid-Term Review of the Trust Fund last year. During this reporting period, the evaluation team from JaRCO – an Ethiopian based consulting firm conducted a stakeholders scoping session for the evaluation.

  • United Nations Country Team and the Government Ministers and Principal Secretaries met to discuss how to prioritize the Sustainable Development Goals in the Lesotho context and start drafting the new United Nations Development Action Framework to start in 2019.