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Darfur: Cash and voucher assistance

8/8/2013 - Abu Shouk camp in the North Darfur capital town of El Fasher has been home to thousands of internally displaced people since it was set up in April 2004. In 2011 World Food Programme (WFP) introduced cash voucher assistance to thousands of displaced people living in Abu Shouk. Since then the camp’s residents have been enjoying the benefits of receiving cash vouchers which gives the opportunity to get fresh produce that could not be included in conventional food rations. With the funding from the European Commission's Humanitarian Aid department (ECHO), in 2013 WFP plans to provide over 600 000 conflict-affected people in Darfur with cash vouchers. Voucher assistance also helps boost the local economy by creating a demand for local produce. ©WFP/Amor Almagro, Public Information Officer in Sudan

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