WFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, September 2018

Situation Report
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In Numbers

4.1 mt of ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) distributed to 1,350 girls and boys under five

9.5 mt of Super Cereal distributed to 1,590 pregnant and nursing women

8 nutrition education sessions organised in public schools in five municipalities, reaching 410 students

US$ 2.46 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements

2,940 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • In September, 10 cooking demonstrations and nutrition education sessions were organized across communities in Bobonaro, Covalima, Dili, Ermera and Oecusse by WFP field staff, in collaboration with Ministry of Health personnel, reaching 685 participants, a quarter of which were men and boys.

  • 8 nutrition education sessions were organized in schools in five municipalities, reaching 410 students (213 boys, 197 girls) aged between 11 and 18 years.

  • With the Australian-funded programme Farming for Prosperity (To'os ba Moris Di'ak – TOMAK), WFP organized a municipality workshop in Bobonaro to share the results of the formative research on adolescents’ health and nutrition on 20 September.
    The findings were also shared with members of the maternal and reproductive health working group.

  • Under the leadership of KONSSANTIL (inter-ministerial council for food security and nutrition), several technical consultations on rice fortification took place in September. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport and KONSSANTIL both endorsed the acceptability trial of fortified rice for the school feeding programme in two schools in Dili.

  • A scoping mission from WFP’s Regional Bureau in Bangkok took place from 10-14 September. The mission met with key stakeholders to assess opportunities and identify priorities for action on SCOPE (WFP's beneficiary and transfer management platform), social protection and emergency preparedness and response.

  • WFP, the UN Children’s Fund and WHO conducted a joint assessment on AdenBox and AdenCare (app to manage and track medicines and medical supplies) in Maliana, Ermera and Liquiça Municipalities, organized by the Ministry of Health, from 24-28 September. The aim was to assess the functionality of the apps and make recommendations to the Ministry of Health regarding their continuation.