The World Food Program (WFP) has signed with World Vision a new partnership agreement for a new project called: Seasonal Assistance Project for Vulnerable Groups.
This project is an assistance that WFP brings through World Vision to the vulnerable populations affected by the crisis in Mali since 2012.
In 2016, with a budget of nearly 2 billion CFA francs, 92149 people benefited from this assistance, which was part of interventions protracted of assistance and recovery, over an 8-month period. The new project (Seasonal Assistance to Vulnerable Populations) for 4 months (February-May 2017) will help to mitigate the negative effects of the food crisis on the households affected by the floods and the conflicts in the Region of Mopti.
The main objective of this intervention is to improve the food security and nutritional status of 3,500 households in the communes of Tenenkou, Youwarou Douentza and Djenné in the Mopti region affected by flooding and inter-community conflicts.
This new project comes at the right time as a response to the many solicitations and cries of hearts of the very worried and hopeless populations when they received the last food rations with the end of the last general food distribution during the month of December 2016.
Boubacar Barry, a beneficiary saids "Thanks to this food distribution we are alive because we would have died of hunger. Today we eat well. The crisis has caused hunger and extreme poverty, see total destitution. We ask World Vision and World Food Program to continue their food assistance because hunger is far from being kicked because of the crisis and the growing insecurity that prevents all agricultural and economic activities"
A total of 21,000 people will benefit from this food distribution with a total budget of: US $ 1,226,455, for a tonnage of 1,462 of which 366 tons will be distributed each month (February -May 2017).
We hope strongly that this partnership WFP-World Vision built on the trust, accountability, serious and expertise of World Vision continues for the well-being of many vulnerable populations.