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WFP launches $340m social safety net support programme

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1071 days ago   Article ID# 1323276
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DHAKA, BANGLADESH (Daily Star Online) - The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) has launched a US$ 340 million five-year programme to strengthen and support the Bangladesh government’s social safety net efforts.

The programme will assist four million food-insecure people between 2012 and 2016, a press release said Wednesday.

The programme is in line with the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) for Bangladesh and is intended to help the country achieve Millennium Development Goals, including eradication of extreme poverty and hunger, reduction of child mortality and improvement of maternal health.

“Bangladesh has made significant progress in reducing poverty, but nearly every second child under five remains chronically undernourished,” said WFP Bangladesh Representative Christa Rader.

He said, “Our new country programme therefore puts a strong focus on maternal and child nutrition. We also aim to compliment government work in formulating new integrated safety-net models that focus on food and nutrition security.”

According to the release, the program has four major components – reducing under-nutrition among women and children under five, improving child access to pre-primary and primary education, building the resilience of vulnerable communities and households to natural disasters and the effects of climate change and enhancing the government’s safety-net programmes that address hunger and household food insecurity.

WFP is the lead agency for the food security and nutrition pillar of the 2012-16 UNDAF and will work with various government ministries, other UN agencies, as well as local and international NGOs, on the country programme roll-out.

As part of the new programme, WFP is planning a new poverty map based on the 2010 Household Income and Expenditure Survey and 2011 Census which will help identify more closely the pockets of extreme poverty and hunger in the country, the release added.

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