9 April 2019
New Video Shows How WFP Plans to Reach Millions in Need of Food Affected by Cyclone Idai in Southern Africa (For the Media)
WFP is using amphibious vehicles known as Sherps. They are used to deliver food to isolated communities carrying 1 MT each– enough to feed 133 people for 2 weeks- up to 40km per hour overland and can paddle in water. We intend to assist 1.7 million of the 1.8 million Mozambicans in need of emergency food assistance.
Many have lost everything: their homes, belongings, crops and livelihoods. Needs assessments determine who to prioritize.
15 districts have been impacted in Malawi, with over to 868,000 people affected including about 732,000 in need of assistance.