Through 108 weeks of operations (20 December 2009), some 40,010,775 lifesaving meals have been successfully delivered to the starving in Mogadishu. This is a remarkable achievement in an ongoing conflict zone; and SAACID wishes to express its thanks and support to local communities and their leaders for continuing to ensure the safety of this programme.
Phase V of the programme began on 1 December 2009. Donors and partners have provided commitments to fund the programme for 1-year for Phase V.
The kitchen sites are open to all; with the cumulative gender breakdown being 55% women, 40% children and 5% men.
The average monthly cash income for each individual presenting at the food kitchens is US $1.90. On average, some 318,780 people are sharing the 80,000 official meals on a daily basis. The Danish Refugee Council continues to provide quality assurance for the programme
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