Cash Vouchers Give Families In Darfur A Choice
Abu Shouk camp in the North Darfur capital town of El Fasher has been home to thousands of internally displaced persons since it was set up in April 2004. In 2011, WFP introduced cash voucher assistance to thousands of Abu Shouk residents, who can now get fresh produce which could not be included in conventional food rations. With ECHO’s support this year, WFP plans to provide over 600,000 conflict-affected people in Darfur with cash vouchers. Voucher assistance also helps boost the local economy by creating demand for local produce.