Algeria, Tindouf, Sahrawi Refugee Camp, 

WFP, in cooperation with Italian NGO Comitato Internazionale per lo Sviluppo dei Popoli (CISP), which focuses on development cooperation and humanitarian aid, completed in June 2014 its school feeding programme at Algeria’s Sahrawi refugee camps for the academic year 2013/2014. A total of 32,060 primary school children received a mid-morning snack over the span of 156 days. 

The objective of WFP’s school feeding programme in Algeria is to maintain enrolment and attendance of refugee girls and boys and to alleviate short-term hunger. As such, large quantities of food were distributed at primary schools in the five refugee camps near the town of Tindouf, located about 2,000 km southwest of Algiers. The distributed food includes almost 400 metric tonnes of dried skimmed milk, 150 metric tonnes of dates and 200 metric tonnes of fortified date bars.

Photo: WFP/Francesca Caponera