More than two thousand people in need are receiving food assistance, provided by the World Food Programme (WFP), in Guijá district, in Gaza province.
They are inhabitants of 18 communities of the administrative post of Nalazi, who are struggling with the problem of food insecurity due to the failure of the last agricultural campaign, influenced by the combined effects of drought and intense heat.
According to the district administrator, Jaime Mugabe, quoted by Radio Mozambique, the beneficiaries receive from WFP a basic basket of rice, corn flour, beans, sugar and cooking oil.
Jaime Mugabe also revealed that, besides the basic necessities, WFP is providing Nalazi farmers with seeds, in order to allow the re-launch of food production, taking advantage of the rain that has been registered in the region in the last few days.
In Gaza, the World Food Programme has supported the preparation of extension workers and small farmers with climate resilience measures.