Funder: Canadian Foodgrains Bank
Implementing Partner: Lutheran World Federation South Sudan
Expected number of beneficiaries: 3,174 households (approx. 19,044 people)
This project will provide immediate food assistance to vulnerable internally displaced peoples, returnees and host communities in the Duk and Uror counties of Jonglei State. Because of consistent violence brought on by civil war, many families have found it impossible to safely access their farmlands, leading to severe food insecurity. Farmlands in Jonglei State are also highly susceptible to natural disasters like floods, which destroy crops and heighten insecurities.
With the help of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and LWF South Sudan, food vouchers will be distributed to 3,174 households over a three-week period in March 2019 – a time period with a critical gap in food availability. 75% of these vouchers will be given to women and girls to off-set their unique challenges and greater risks.
Why Food Vouchers?
Vouchers are frequently a preferred form of humanitarian assistance for a variety of reasons:
- Vouchers allow families to feel empowered by giving them the ability to choose their own food
- Vouchers reduce the risks of robbery as household members are not carrying cash on them. Also, vouchers are only redeemable by the individuals chosen for this project.
- Vouchers reduce overall costs as cash or direct food distribution require additional security due to concerns related to moving goods of value
Interested in learning more about this project? Call us anytime at 1-800-661-2597.