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Food Relief for Refugees in Zambia

Refugees in Zambia (1)

Kafuti Mbambi fled Angola in 1966 and has been living in Mayukwayukwa ever since. She has developed severe health problems and can no longer work, so receives food support from WFP to feed the four orphans she looks after.

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Mike Lubundo was one year old when he arrived in Mayukwayukwa. His family were given one hectare of land to farm and they grew soya beans, maize and kasava. However, Mike's disability hinders his ability to work and continue providing for himself. The World Food Programme supplies him with a monthly ration of maize, cooking oil, beans and salt. 

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William Kasoka benefitted from WFP's food assistance when he was a new arrival at Mayukwayukwa Refugee Settlement. Now, over 30 years later, he has opened his own business in the settlement and is the proud owner of two general stores.

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Congolese refugee Imani Evarist recently gave birth to twins at Mayukwayukwa Refugee Settlement and is able to feed her family thanks to WFP’s food assistance.

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Villages in Mayukwayukwa Refugee Settlement.

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New arrivals from Angola receive monthly food rations during their first year in the settlement.

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WFP Programme Officer Jennifer Sakwiya conducting a survey for the annual Nutrition Assessment in the settlement.

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Iron levels are tested during the 2011 Nutrition Assessment undertaken by WFP, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the National Food and Nutrition Commission (NFNC).

Since the 1960s, WFP has provided food assistance to new arrivals as well as to vulnerable groups such as the sick, elderly or disabled living in the refugee settlements.