The World Food Programme (WFP) has received more than 1 000 complaints relating to the partisan distribution of food aid across the country.
An official at WFP, Joao Manje, the head of the vulnerability assessment analysis unit, said,
I want to mention the hotline: We just started the hotline this year, from April to now, we have already received more than 1 000 calls and people raise all kinds of issues from the selection of beneficiaries, issues related to registration, from the quantity of the food basket, even issues related to exclusion of vulnerable households or wrong inclusion of certain household. At least 62 percent of our callers have been females so far. We are guided by humanitarian principles — humanity neutrality, and gender equality. These are the torches that illuminate WFP’s programmes and we cannot move away from that; we are really strict about these principles. Credibility and transparency of our systems is an issue.
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