WFP said that on 28 November it submitted two projects for the 1999 Emergency Appeal for food aid to Guineas Bissau’s IDPs and vulnerable population, and for regional aircraft support of humanitarian operations. The project for emergency food aid will cover the IDP population from January through March, the agency said. Vulnerable groups, primary school children and poor families will get food for work.
In a related development, the agency said UNICEF had agreed to give 114 MT of humanitarian rations for WFP’s pilot primary school canteens. WFP will also provide 100g of bread per school child through local bakeries using already donated flour. WFP has chosen three schools in Bafata, the country’s second largest town, to initiate the project. It is asking the ICRC and UNHCR to support the effort by providing cooking pots.