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World Food Programme to re-classify needs of Darfur displaced

June 5 - 2015 KHARTOUM
A community leader of Naivasha camp in North Darfur welcomes the arrival of WFP lorries to the camp, 11 February 2014 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)
A community leader of Naivasha camp in North Darfur welcomes the arrival of WFP lorries to the camp, 11 February 2014 (Albert González Farran/Unamid)

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is conducting a survey among the displaced living in the Darfur camps, in order to classify them according to their needs.

WFP representative Bakri Osman said in an interview with Radio Dabanga, of which the first part will be broadcast today (Friday), that the process began last year in some of the camps, and will be completed early next year.

The UN agency, in collaboration with partner organisations and camp leaders, has gathered information from 600,000 displaced at 25 out of the 50 camps targeted this year.

Osman explained that the information determining the standard of living of each household is obtained through a questionnaire, designed and implemented by a WFP team, in cooperation with the local community.

He commended the cooperation by the displaced and their understanding of the classification process, which, he said, has not been completed yet. The final classification into four categories will be based on the results of the survey.

The WFP is currently providing food assistance to 1,400,000 displaced in 50 Darfur camps, in the form of foodstuffs or vouchers.


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