The transit centre is a new one, established to accomodate the new arrivals at a place called Bubukwanga, some 28 kilometres from the DRC border. The total number of asylum seekers there -- all of them supported by WFP -- is over 15,000.
WFP food is cooked by asylum-seeker volunteers such as this man. WFP provides cooked meals until conditions allow people to cook for themselves, which is usually in the villages where many eventually settle.
Children play with an abandoned cooking pan hours after the food is served and eaten. At least 40 massive pans are required to cook for the more than 15,000 people currently staying at the transit centre.