WFP Assistance To Refugees In Sarvestan, Iran
WFP provides basic food rations to 450 vulnerable Afghan refugees in a Sarvestan settlement in southern Iran's Fars. WFP has been providing general food distributions in refugee settlements since 1987.
Afghan refugee children residing in Sarvestan's Shahid Beheshti settlement. Almost 46 percent of refugees in this settlement are children.
Providing schoolchildren with take-home rations of vitamin-enriched vegetable oil helped many girls get the education they need and deserve. Thanks to this monthly incentive, parents are encouraged to send their girls to school rather than marrying them off at an early age.
WFP provides wheat flour enriched with vitamins and minerals to settlement bakeries set up by Bureau of Alliance for Immigrant and Foreign Affairs (BAFIA) and UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). However, in the very few settlements where bakeries do not exist, WFP and UNHCR ensure that households receiving wheat flour have access to eco-friendly baking facilities at home.
A warehouse in Sarvestan camp, where WFP stores fortified wheat flour and vegetable oil.
WFP food commodities are being offloaded at Bandar-Abbas port, south of Iran, to be delivered and distributed amongst WFP beneficiaries residing in refugee settlements all over the country. Around 30,000 live in 19 refugee settlements in Iran, with very limited livelihood options.
19 settlements under WFP assistance are spread all across the country in 13 provinces ranging all the way from North Western part to southern Iran.
WFP delivers up to 4,000 MT of food commodities every year to the refugees under its assistance in Iran.