Burkina Faso launches cash intervention
People stand in line at the launch of the first WFP cash intervention in Sao village in northern Burkina Faso. On the first day, WFP and its partners distributed 12,000 CFA to each of the 439 beneficiary households in the district. Cash distributions will take place during each of the four months of the lean season.
A beneficiary has her finger stamped before receiving a cash distribution. During the lean season, roughly from July to October, over 2.8 million people are estimated to be food insecure.
A WFP staff hands over 12,000 CFA to a beneficiary. To date, over 2,600 beneficiaries have received nearly US$10,000 in cash transfers.
A beneficiary holds her cash. WFP is concentrating its activities in seven regions where acute malnutrition rates are above the WHO “serious” threshold of 10 percent.
WFP scales up in Burkina Faso; launch of cash intervention