WFP plans to feed 4.1 million in Darfur and 1.1 million in the central and eastern states as well as in the three protocol areas of Abyei, the Blue Nile and South Kordofan states.
WFP has been providing food assistance to the conflict-affected people of Darfur since 2006. Over the last two years, WFP has adapted its emergency programme in order to respond to the evolving needs of the displaced and other vulnerable people in Darfur. In 2011 WFP plans to reach 4.1 million people in Darfur with food assistance. These include some 500,000 children who will receive ration of nutritious Corn Soya Blend under the Blanket Supplementary Feeding Programme, more than 735,000 children who will be fed school meals through the School Feeding Programme and 57,000 pregnant and nursing mothers through Supplementary Feeding Programme. WFP is set to reach one million people with milling vouchers and xxx with food vouchers.
In the East, where WFP plans to reach 250,000 people, it will continue to work with the Government of Sudan to exit from and hand over school feeding programme. In Central Sudan, WFP plans to reach 270,000 people with food assistance.
In the disputed area of Abyei, WFP will continue to respond to the emergency food needs of those who fled to safer areas bordering Southern Sudan and to Warrap state. WFP has so far reached more than 100,000 displaced people with emergency food assistance. Close to 3,000 children under two received the highly nutritious PlumpyDoz.
With ongoing conflict in South Kordofan, WFP is focusing mainly on those affected by violence and in need of emergency food assistance. Before the conflict began, WFP gave food assistance to 400,000 people in the state through a mix of initiatives including school feeding, food for training, food for work and food for recovery.