WFP Mozambique Country Brief, July 2018

from World Food Programme
Published on 31 Jul 2018

In Numbers

1,269 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 306,366 cash based transfers made

US$3.7 million six months (January-June 2018) net funding requirements, representing 64% of total

179,258 people assisted in July 201

Operational Updates

  • Health centers in the provinces of Cabo Delgado and Zambezia received 2,000 upper-arm circumference (MUAC) tapes for pregnant and lactating women and children under the age of five to support implementation of the community-based management of acute malnutrition programme (PRN).

  • WFP is working with the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Welfare (MGCAS), the National Institute for Social Action (INAS) and the National Institute of Disaster Management (INGC) to prepare the lean season assistance in Tete. The plan is to assist 20,000 families in the most drought affected districts. These efforts will be undertaken in coordination between humanitarian and social protection sectors. WFP’s intervention in Tete will be aligned with an existing similar government programme implemented by INAS in the Gaza province.

  • As part of advocacy efforts for the potential use of cash for emergencies in Mozambique, WFP is organizing an exchange visit for INGC and INAS to El Salvador. Government counterparts will get the opportunity to witness a wide array of WFP cash activities. The objective of these activities is to include cash as a possible transfer modality for emergencies in Mozambique.

  • WFP is implementing the first pilot of cash transfers in Cahora Bassa district in Tete for 2,200 households. Currently, phones are being given to the beneficiaries and SIM cards registered to allow for monthly transfers of 2,000 meticals per household.

  • WFP oversaw training activities for fortification industries located in Nampula and Maputo. The trainings included assessing the quality control and hygiene for oil, maize and wheat flour, as well as improving their business and logistic plans to increase production.