WFP voucher programme benefits families in Somalia

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A woman in Burao, northwestern Somalia, uses her WFP food voucher to buy goat meat from a local trader

Thousands of people in Somaliland are eating more fresh meat, thanks to a World Food Programme (WFP) scheme.

WFP has provided parents with vouchers thus giving them the choice to purchase food from local traders.

Charles Appel reports.

Through the WFP programme, parents receive US $80 in vouchers each month to buy food such as rice, cooking oil and fresh camel and goat meat.

So far, approximately 15,000 in north-western Somaliland have been given vouchers and WFP plans to expand the programme to other areas later this year.

The first phase of the programme is linked to a WFP child nutrition project in Burao, Somaliland.

WFP has reached approximately 1.5 million people in Somalia since the start of the food crisis last year.

Charles Appel, United Nations.

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