Aid workers said this man from Bambara Maoude broke down into tears when he received his food ration. At 80 years old, he no longer has the energy to tend his fields and has no other way to support his six grandchildren.
A woman from Bambara Maoude takes her food ration home and immediately begins preparing a meal for her family. WFP is concerned about the prospects for nutrition and food security in this part of the country as it enters the lean season in April.
At a local nutrition clinic, volunteers measure the upper-arm circumference of both mothers and their children to determine if they are malnourished. Families in need of food assistance can come here to receive special nutrition products provided by WFP.