WFP Vouchers Reach Darfur's Largest IDP Camp
WFP recently launched a food voucher programme in Zam Zam camp some 14 kilometres south of the North Darfur capital, El Fasher. Set up in 2004, Zam Zam currently hosts more than 117,500 displaced people making it the largest camp for displaced people in the conflict-affected region. It also remains the only camp in El Fasher that continues to receive newly displaced people. WFP has already been using food vouchers in Abu Shouk and Al Salam camps as well as Kabkabiya and Saraf Omra localities in North Darfur. Generous contributions from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) and the European Commission Humanitarian Aid Office (ECHO) enabled WFP to implement this programme that benefits close to 400,000 vulnerable and food-insecure people in North Darfur.