WFP, FATA sign US $132m masses uplift MoU

Staff Reporter

Peshawar—A handsome amount of US $132 million will be spent on nutrition, livelihoods, stunting prevention, Community Based Management on Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), school feeding, nutrition support to pregnant and nursing mothers of FATA, livelihoods support under Food For Assets (FFA) project (for 388,532 affected families of FATA), support in return and rehabilitation through cash-based transfers (CBT) and settling down in their areas and training and capacity building of the government officials during the three years.
In this connection a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the World Food Program and the FATA Secretariat Peshawar here Tuesday. Lola Castro, Country Director WFP and senior officials of the FATA Secretariat inked MoU for the next three years’ operations by WFP in FATA.
Through this operation WFP will be able to work with the Government to support the voluntary return of the displaced in the northwest and to concentrate on recovery and social cohesion in FATA through Food Assistance for Assets (FFA) School Feeding and Community Based Management of Acute Malnutrition (CMAM), prevention of stunting and capacity enhancement/development.
During the three year PRRO period (2016-2018), with a total project cost of US$ 132 million including 82,964 MT food (food cost US$ 102 million) and Cash Based Transfer (CBT) of US$ 30.39 million, WFP plans to assist 328,532 families under the FFA, 461,986 students (2,485 schools) in School Feeding, while 246,994 PLW & Children under CMAM and 632,007 PLW and children under the stunting prevention programme, respectively in all seven agencies of FATA, and Frontier Regions (FR) subject to security, access and availability of the planned resources.
Both WFP and FATA PMU will continue to look for additional resources to cover the FR regions in consultation with potential donors.

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