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WFP launches biometric registration in Ayod County

By Wek Atak Kacjang

The World Food Program has launched a biometric registration in Kadolok Payam of Ayod County in Fangak State.

On Tuesday, WFP acting Country Director Simon Cammelbeeck said the registration is part of renovation in South Sudan, which started last year.

Cammelbeeck said every beneficiary and every household will be registered to access food.

“The registration is targeting someone whose finger print and picture has not been taken.  Every beneficiary will be registered to receive food,” Cammelbeeck said.

“Definitely we need to continue supporting them but this conflict has very much interrupted the livelihood of the people,” he added.

WFP Program Assistance Mathew Andrea said the process of registration started with elders and will continue until everyone is counted one after another.

“We give them a card written side 1 and side10 then we forwarded them to take photo. Every member must register after finger print and photo. He or she will be free to get food during distribution,” explained Mr. Andrea.

James Chuol Commissioner of Ayod County said he was happy to receive a team from WFP.

He said the country was facing a lot of challenges raging from lack of schools, hospitals, and clean drinking water.

Chuol revealed that in Kodalok Payam communities were using only one hand pump to access water.



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