HelpAge International and its partner the Islamic Relief on Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 launch a three year programme in Juba, South Sudan to support badly malnourished older persons in Warrap State.
Funded by the German Government, the project will target to provide food vouchers and/or food baskets to older persons in one of the most affected States by the ongoing internal conflict that has left more than 1.4 million people displaced.
92061119113197According to Tendai Gunda, HelpAge International Nutritional Coordinator in South Sudan, the project will reach 210 households. ?Those able to walk to points where food centers will be stationed will get food vouchers while those found not able will get food basket delivered to them through?, she said.
Tendai said 600 households will further receive training on nutrition. They will learn how to establish food gardens to improve their nutritional needs.
On the other hand, Islamic Relief will support the affected people with provision of water and sanitation services as well as food security and livelihood activities.
Selection criteria for the target group are their limited income opportunities and critical nutritional status. Due to ongoing conflicts and several other multiple stress factors, local support mechanisms stopped functioning hence need for this timely intervention.
Expected at the event include top Government officials as well as officials from the German Embassy in South Sudan.

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