WFP To Introduce Cash Payment As Relief To Internally Displaced Persons

The World Food Programme will soon introduce cash payment as relief to the Internally Displaced Persons of Jonglei State sheltering at Mingkaman, Awerial County in Eastern Lakes State.

WFP To Introduce Cash Payment As Relief To Internally Displaced Persons
IDPs gathering for assistance in Jonglei.[File Photo]

By Juuk Othana Mading

BOR, 19 April, 2016 [Gurtong] – Bor County Commissioner, Isaac Mamer while speaking to Journalists athis office said that WFP has changed relief policies forIDPs.

The Commissioner made the statement on Friday after meeting with representatives from the United Nations [UN] and World Food Programme[WFP] who came from Juba to brief the authorities on the new relief policies.

“The World Food Programme [WFP] has come up with new policies of introducing cash to be given to the IDPs who are sheltering in Gulyaaror Mingkaman area”, he said.

Ruk said the cash will help IDPS to buy other food commodities in the market although the food ratio for each household is divided into half.

“It will be useful because they will be able to access the market tobuy any commodity they want to buy instead of depending on one or two types of food every day”, he said.

According to the Commissioner, the World Food Programme did not exactly mention the amount of money for each ratio card.
 

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