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WFP Algeria Country Brief, January 2024 – Algeria


Operational Updates

• WFP is preparing for its new three-year Interim Country Strategic Plan (ICSP), which is planned to commence in January 2025.

• In January, WFP distributed 133,672 food rations constituting a total of 1,528 kcal per person per day which included: 5 kg of fortified wheat flour, 1.5 kg of barley, 1.5 kg of lentils, 1.5 kg of rice, 0.91 kg of vegetable oil, 0.75 kg of sugar. The Algerian Red Crescent (ARC) complemented WFP’s dry food ration by 3 kg of wheat flour, 1 kg of pasta and 0.5 kg of white beans

• WFP provided nutritious gofio porridge (made from gofio1, dried skimmed milk, vitamin-enriched oil, and sugar), in addition to the 50 g packet of fortified biscuits to 40,196 school children

• The integrated and sustainable farming project (ISFP) is gradually entering the harvest season as food products reach maturity.

Nutrition interventions in January

For nutritional supplementation for moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and anaemia WFP provided:

• 832 Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women (PBW) with daily rations of 200 g of super cereal wheat soy and 20 g of vegetable oil.

• 811 children aged between 6-59 months, with daily rations containing 100 g of Ready-to-Use Supplementary Food (RUSF).

For the prevention of Moderate Acute Malnutrition:

• 8,420 PBW received support for the prevention of micronutrient deficiencies, especially anaemia. Due to technical delays, nutritional value voucher top-ups (US$ 19 per month per person) were postponed until February. The vouchers are used to purchase fresh food from a list of nutritious products at selected retailers in the camps.