WFP Rwanda Country Brief, September 2019

from World Food Programme
Published on 30 Sep 2019 View Original

In Numbers

694 mt of food assistance commodities distributed

US$ 989,900 cash-based transfers completed

US$ 10.5 m six months net funding requirements, representing 61 percent of total requirements for the next six months (October 2019-March 2020).

229,100 people assisted In September 2019

Operational Updates

• Food and nutritional assistance: WFP provided food and nutrition assistance to over 200,000 people, including refugees, vulnerable host population and school children from the most food insecure areas. In September, over US$ 900,000 of cash was transferred to refugees and over 600 mt of assorted food commodities were distributed to refugees and primary school children.

• Update outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD): In September, WFP deployed a health advisor that carried out EVD training to over 270 staff and some partners. WFP has also provided over 40 multipurpose tents, ten chlorine mixers and two mobile storage to the Ministry of Health for the construction of isolation and holding areas in 15 priority districts bordering Eastern DR Congo. WFP continues to monitor the Ebola outbreak and to provide logistical support as required.

• Nutrition: WFP, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), One UN Nutrition Team and the National Early Childhood Programme (NECDP) are collaborating to accelerate the reduction of stunting in Rwanda using the smart simplicity approachdeveloped by BCG. This collaboration aims at supporting the Government (NECDP) to achieve its target of reducing stunting to 19percent by 2024 by identifying pain points, gaps and areas for improvement. The team is currently modelling the response to the gaps observed to ensure ‘stunting-free’ communities; incentivising the use of data for planning, programming and tracking progress towards stunting reduction; and improving multi-sectoral planning and coordination at national and sub-national levels.

• Supply Chain: In September, WFP implemented the Last Mile Solution approach to improve real time recording of food delivery. This solution enabled the strengthening of real time recording of food movement at the final delivery point for efficiency and use of accurate data for better planning, programming, and rapid supply chain decision making.