Published on 17 September 2009

In light of the precarious pipeline and as part of the ongoing strategic review, WFP has started to phase out the support for Maternal and Child Health Nutrition Programme from seven centres in Lower Shabelle  and five others in Bay/Bakool  in order to prioritize life-saving intervention such as targeted supplementary feeding programme (TSFP), in coordination with UNICEF and nutrition cluster partners. In central Somalia, WFP is completing distributions for Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme (BSFP) as initially planned before switching to TSFP. WFP is currently working with Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit to design an evaluation of the impact of BSFP as part of the October nutrition survey. The transition to TSFP is likely to be delayed due to the current security and pipeline situation.