A unique view of all the ways WFP is assisting millions of people worldwide.
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Hawa Mohamed Tibin broke into a smile as her 32-month-old baby Mahadia gave out a loud cry after being lifted from a weighing scale. “Ma’shala (bless her),” she said. She could now see the signs that her daughter is on her way to being cured of malnutrition. Only three weeks ago when she brought Mahadia to the centre, the baby weighed a meager seven kg. The circumference of her mid-upper arm measured only 11.5 centrimetres and she was 76 cm tall. All these three measurements showed she was suffering from moderate acute malnutrition.
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At the site of a haffir, or water reservoir, in Shabboha, a small village near El Obeid, North Kordofan’s capital, residents of eight villages are participating in a Food-For-Work project implemented by the World Food Programme (WFP). The project, supported by the government of Japan, is run in partnership with Al-Sugya, a local NGO helping communities that have low access to potable water. When fully rehabilitated, the haffir will provide water to a population of 3,280 people.
Huwa, a displaced mother of three, is now able to “shop” for her food inside Darfur’s largest camp for internally displaced people. After seven years of receiving traditional food rations of cereals and chickpeas, she is now able to exchange her voucher for fresh produce as well as food that cater to the community’s taste like dried okra and dried tomatoes.
Ayisha Ibrahim is one of the more than 860,000 school children who benefit from the school feeding programme that WFP has been supporting in 2,395 schools across Sudan. More than 600,000 children of them are in the conflict-affected region of Darfur and the rest in Central and Eastern regions of Sudan. Ayisha dreams of becoming a doctor someday.
Only two weeks after people in South Kordofan fled violence to villages in North Kordofan, WFP reached around 33,000 displaced people with food vouchers. WFP and the Sudanese Red Crescent Society distributed the vouchers in 35 locations in three localities.
In 2011 WFP introduced cash voucher assistance to thousands of displaced people living in Abu Shouk camp in the North Darfur capital town of El-Fasher. Since then the camp's residents have been enjoying the benefits of receiving cash vouchers which gives them the opportunity to get fresh produce that could not be included in conventional food rations. Voucher assistance also helps boost the local economy by creating a demand for local produce.