Thanks to contributions from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, WFP has been able to launch the first voucher programme in Yaloké – a small village in the west of C.A.R – home to over 500 displaced persons and Muslim herders. Ongoing conflict and widespread looting has led to severe loss of livelihoods, WFP has been providing food to those affected for more than one year.
People queue with their ID cards to receive their vouchers worth 10 dollars from WFP. Each household can then use this money to purchase food from local traders and markets.
Food vouchers afford people a greater sense of freedom - those who have been displaced can choose preferred local foods, giving them a greater sense of normality and dignity.
Recipients cook and eat ‘Ngozo’ - a local delicacy made from cassava flour, which has been purchased with WFP vouchers.