Thanks to a generous, first-ever contribution from China (US$1mn), and new support from the CERF ($261,436), WFP has purchased some 92 MT of high energy biscuits which will be utilized throughout eastern DR Congo, supporting as many as 55,000 beneficiaries with five-day rations for each one.
The United Parcel Service (UPS) has contributed to this emergency operation by providing free airlift support, valued at about US$ 179, 400, which brought the biscuits from Dubai to Entebbe on 3 November. The biscuits are being dispatched to six different WFP offices in eastern DRC.
High Energy Biscuits are one of WFP’s many tools for “first response” in emergencies. They contain vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients along with a dose of energy, which helps give beneficiaries the strength they need to steer through the crisis. Light, nutritious and easy to transport, WFP often distributes these fortified biscuits in the early days of an emergency.
High Energy Biscuits are light, nutritious and easy to transport making them perfect for distributing in an emergency. Because they require no cooking, they provide an immediate solution to emergency response efforts. They also are a nutritious complement when coupled with other food rations.
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