Cédric Charpentier, Regional VAM Officer and colleagues inspect the food distribution and the food security situation of Congolese refugees in Batalimo camp. Two month rations were provided to refugees who managed to crop gardens and sell fresh products back to the local population, as a result of WFP food assistance.
Distribution of yellow split peas for medium-sized refugee families. The women distributing the food are refugees who were trained in food handling for this occasion. The distribution was managed by COOPI and the camp authorities led by Congolese refugees.
Women from the refugee committee preparing the distribution of supercereals for families with small children. WFP food assistance includes supercereals to provide extra micronutrients to complement general rations and to prevent and address nutritional deficiencies.
The amount of food distributed to beneficiaries differs according ot the size of the householed. Congolese refugees in Batalimo camp receive two month ration of maize flour, yellow split peas, vegetable oil and salt.
Mbati, age 38, receives rations for her family of ten. Mbati is grateful for WFP assistance which allows her family to eat every day and improve their nutritional status. Her children's favorite is porridge prepared with supercereals.
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