WFP Sudan Country Brief, February 2019

In Numbers

2,08 m people assisted in February 2019

13,427 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 1,863,192 cash-based transfers made

USD 22.9 m six months (March-August 2019) net funding requirements

Operational Updates

WFP introduced its first cash-based assistance programme for refugees in Sudan � 24,381 South Sudanese refugees in Al Nimir and El Fardose camps in East Darfur received Hybrid-Multipurpose cash assistance. The programme provides beneficiaries with a monthly total of USD 17 each, intended for food and non-food needs as well as accompanying inkind cereal rations. This empowers families to prioritize their needs and reduces negative coping strategies.

Due to the rising food prices in Sudan caused by the economic crisis, WFP has increased the transfer value for its cash and vouchers activities. Starting in February, beneficiaries will be given an increase of 30 percent in the value of their entitlements. Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) that previously received USD 5 now receive USD 7 per person per month.

WFP signed an agreement with the Ministry of Health, covering the next five years and defining the cooperation between the two parties for the implementation of nutrition activities. The activities will aim at improving the nutritional status of children under five and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) through nutrition interventions in line with Sudan National Nutrition Strategic Plan (2014-2024), the Case for Investment in Nutrition in Sudan (2016-2018), and the Reproductive, Maternal and Neonatal and Child and Adolescent Health Strategy (2020).

WFP inaugurated a 33 km road between Golo and Rokero in Central Darfur. The road was constructed by the participants of the Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) activities, and significantly shortens travel time compared to the current route. The WFP fleet trucks reached Rokero within three hours and delivered 20 MT of mixed commodities for the ongoing emergency activities.

Source: World Food Programme