By: Yahaya Wakili, Damaturu
The World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations said it has Planned to target a total of more than 40,000 IDPs and vulnerable people in Yobe state for the year 2022 on livelihoods.
The Head of Programme of WFP in Yobe state, Mrs Anitha Narahari stated this at the launching of the 2021 livelihood support and market linkages to Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in Yobe state.
This is an increase from 2021 where our target was 35,000 people. Their goal is to make sure that the most vulnerable who are affected by the conflict some succor through food supply and livelihood intervention.” She added.
According to her, WFP would not stop food supplies to the vulnerable but will continue in that spirit even as the organisation has already planned for sustained supplies next year.
She said most of the food supplies are being carried out in the hinterlands and the remotest areas of the state where the most vulnerable are affected.
Mrs Anitha Narahari while presenting the beneficiaries to the Yobe State Government described the programme as one of the most impactful by WFP.
In his remarks, the Head of Damaturu office of WFP, Agbessi Amewoa said the programme is run based on funding and contributions from donor countries and agencies.
He noted that, the level of intervention could rise or fall depending on the contributions that we receive from donor countries. Sometimes, we can budget for instance the over 40,000 households that we are planning for 2022 could be more if we get more funding.
The highlight of the event was the exhibition of livelihood items produced by beneficiary IDPs trained by Cooperazione Internazionale (COOPI) with support from WFP.