2.1 million people acutely food insecure
616,744 people reached in January
589,458 people reached under FFA/GFD
13,780 children reached with school meals
13,506 displaced people assisted
1,615 received nutrition rehabilitation support
Heavy rainfall and flash floods in parts of Manica province have damaged access roads resulting in delays for food deliveries.
WFP will partner with World Vision to support 10,000 people with commodity vouchers redeemable at nearby participating food outlets.
Food for Assets and General Food Distributions (FFA/GFD):
A total 589,458* people were reached during the January distribution cycle.
In January, WFP’s response continued to be affected by heavy rainfall in parts of Manica and Tete province resulting in late deliveries of food commodities from Beira shipment point to partners in Sussudenga, Mussorize, Tambara and Macossa districts.
The fuel shortage that recently affected the country also resulted in delayed food deliveries to areas in need.
In January, thanks to donors’ support WFP introduced vegetable oil in its food basket as agreed with the Food Security Cluster. Until December 2016, WFP had reduced rations in terms of cereals and pulses due to funding constraints.
In February, as part of the drought response activities, WFP through a partnership with World Vision will provide food vouchers for 10,000 people in Cahora Bassa and Changara districts, in Tete province.
The assistance will initially be for two months period and beneficiaries will be able to redeem the commodity vouchers for maize meal, beans, rice, oil, sugar and salt at nearby participating retail outlets.
The adoption of commodity vouchers will increase transfer options for WFP as well as acontingency planning measure should markets be further stretched in future.