Caritas Cape Palmas and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have begun another round of food distribution to Ivorian Refugees in Maryland County.
The distribution which would serve the refugees for August, targets over 20,000 refugees, including women and children residing in about 32 selected towns and host communities across the county.
A Caritas Cape Palmas staff, Johnson Wreh, said the distribution is intended to cater to the nutritional needs of the Ivoirians and improve food security in host communities.
It can be recalled that over the past week, Liberians hosting the refugees in their various homes received some food rations. Johnson disclosed that the ration include bulgur, rice, oil and corn soya blend, among others.
He further noted that the food distribution is part of a joint humanitarian effort aimed at improving the lives of Ivorian refugees in the country. For their part, the Ivorian Refugees thanked Caritas Cape Palmas, UNHCR and partners for the food and other support provided them since their arrival to Liberia.
However, they appealed to the humanitarian community to improve their nutrition by replacing the bulgur wheat with rice. According to them, the bulgur hurts their stomach.