Malian refugees line up at the Sag-Nioniogo refugee site about 20 kilometers outside of Burkina Faso’s capital Ouagadougou. Most Malian refugees in Burkina Faso are residing in the Sahel Region in the north. However some have also sought refuge in Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, the country's second largest city. In this photo refugees' identification cards are verified by the Burkinabé Red Cross before they proceed to collect their monthly WFP food ration.
The food distribution site pictured is managed by UNHCR. The agency also registers and provides non-food items such as health kits, mats, pots and pans to refugees, while WFP coordinates food distributions. At this distribution site both UNHCR and WFP have partnered with the Burkinabé Red Cross to distribute food and other items to the refugees.
At the Sag-nioniogo refugee site families receive a monthly ration of rice, beans, oil, salt and a fortified corn soya flour blend. This food makes up a full food basket, ensuring the refugees' food and nutrition needs are met.
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