WFP Head of Area office paid Courtesy visit to HE Governor Mai Mala Buni CON .

WFP Head of Area office paid Courtesy visit to HE Governor Mai Mala Buni CON

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On 5th June 2024 after an inception entry meeting with SEMA, The WFP Head of Area Office for North East met with HE Governor Mai Mala Buni at Government House Damaturu.

 

WFP thanked the Governor for his leadership and the strong cooperation that WFP get from the Yobe State government and further reassured the Governor of continued and sustained cooperation with the Yobe government.

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WFP highlighted that it is planned to scale up its food assistance from around 187,000 to 610 000 across 9 most food insecure locations (LGAs) as part of the changing life agenda.

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WFP pledged also to support the Government on the recently launched Durable Solution for IDP mainly around supporting

1.The livelihoods and the food system

2.Nutrition support

3.Technical support and capacity strengthening around emergency preparedness and response

4. School feeding.

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The Governor commended WFP on the upscale plan and reiterated that there is increased needs in some communities worse hit by food insecurity, emphasizing the fact that while Government is working to ensure farmers and IDPs eat adlibitum before going to farm, HE said WFPs complementing Government effort will be appreciated especially during this lean season.

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At the end, WFP agreed to meet will Leadership of the 9 LGAs to review scale up plan and gaps inline with WFP response.

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