WFP emergency food distribution programme in 26 flood-hit dists soon
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is going to start its 5th round of emergency food distribution in 26 flood-affected districts targeting more than 1.4 million people.
This follows four earlier distributions to more than 2.1 million people.
While announcing the distribution plan of food assistance yesterday WFP Country Representative Douglas Broderick said due to the recent floods thousands of poor families have lost their incomes and livelihoods and the prolonged affect of the flood has reduced food security in many parts of the country.
“The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) enable us to meet food need of people living in communities affected by floods,” he added.
WFP will distribute over 8,935 metric tons of rice following a contribution of 4 million US dollar from the CERF to support emergency food assistance.
Donors to WFP's relief and recovery operation in Bangladesh include the Australia (1.3 million US dollar), Germany (680,000 US dollar), Canada (24,000 US dollar), Spain (640,000 US dollar) and the CERF ( 4 million US dollar).
“WFP has been vigilant about the market situation and price of commodities which affects the food security and livelihood of the poor people especially during the lean season for employment including Monga, said the WFP Country Representative.