WFP South Sudan Situation Report #184, 8 July 2017
WFP is in the process of deploying Emergency Response Coordinators under four Sub Offices in traditionally non-conflict affected states to support its seasonal emergency response.
First Resilience Platform meeting in Lakes State to increase strategic coordination amongst stakeholders and sectors on resilience building programmes.
WFP, in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of South Sudan, FAO, UNICEF, UNDP and other agencies, is rolling out Resilience Platforms in areas where food assistance for assets (FFA) programs are implemented. The first meeting of the resilience platform took place on 7 July in Rumbek, Lakes state. Meetings have also taken place in Abyei, Western Equatoria and Northern Bahr el Ghazal. These multi-sectoral platforms are designed as a primary coordination structure among agencies, NGO partners, and Government for programmes that contribute to building resilience. This broad based multi-sector, multi-partner form of coordination will enable better alignment of programmes and will strengthen the impacts for communities.
So far, WFP’s provided 126,000 primary school children with deworming tablets as part of the school meals programme across South Sudan. Distribution of deworming tablets to an additional 104,500 children is ongoing in Eastern Equatoria, Jonglei, Lakes, Unity and Upper Nile states. One objective of combining deworming and micronutrient fortification with school meals is to address micronutrient deficiencies, while deworming specifically helps to ensure absorption of micronutrients children receive.