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WFP avails assistance to 15 000 food insecure people in Bulawayo

By Staff Reporter

THE World Food Programme (WFP) and partners have come to the rescue of at least 15 000 food insecure people in Bulawayo including children from 2 007 households.

WFP officials and its partners yesterday visited various households benefiting from its urban food insecure aid programme in the second biggest city’s suburbs.

They were assessing the situation following the monetary assistance families have been getting since the start of the programme in September 2022.

The programme is set to end this month end.

The programme is being implemented in partnership with the government and other donor agencies that chipped in with funding.

“The targeted beneficiaries are drawn from Makokoba, Mzilikazi G Square, Burombo Flats, Sidojiwe Flats, Old Pumula, Minyela, Mabuthweni, Tshabalala, Sizinda and Old Lobengula.

The cash assistance programme was made possible by Irish Aid, the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations and the Swiss Agency for Co-operation and Development.

“The beneficiaries are assisted with money through the Western Union and they are getting US$13 per person and they are also trained in various programmes,” an official, who preferred to remain anonymous said.

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