Assistance Programme (FAP) is designed to ensure
food security for some 75,000 Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs) settled in five
districts, namely Barda, Mingachevir, Sheki,
Tartar and Yevlakh, in western Azerbaijan. The
project is funded by World Food Programme and
has commenced on 1 August 2006. This is achieved
with timely and effective delivery of
pre-determined food rations to beneficiaries.
The food is distributed to the recipi-ents
through 45 distribution points and covers around
96 communities. The distribution process is
undertaken in close collaboration and
cooperation with the State Committee for
Refugees and IDPs and other relevant government
The project successfully has completed its
start-up phase finalizing major recruitment and
office set-up processes in early August 2006. So
far, 3 rounds of general food distribution and 2
rounds of ‘Food for Education’ (FFE) have been
implemented by IOM/FAP project team.
The direct food distribution is implemented by 6
teams, each composed of one team leader, one
observer, two distributors and the truck driver.
Every distribution round provides food
assistance for approximately 75,000 IDPs and is
completed in 32 working days as per the
preliminarily prepared distribution plan. On a
daily basis, each team manages planned
provi-sion of food to 100 families on average.
A designated food ration in all target districts
per person is as follows:
White flour - 12 kg
Vegetable Oil - 1.2 kg
Sugar - 0.9 kg
Salt - 0.3 kg
The FFE component of the project aims to
encourage and maintain higher school attendance
of IDP youth. The distribution arrangement for
FFE envisions the distribution of pre-determined
food rations twice in each school year. Students
need to have 90 percent and higher attendance
level in each semester to be eligible to receive
their food rations.
FFE covers around 38 schools in three districts
that are Mingachevir, Sheki, and Yevlakh. Total
number of schoolchildren receiving food
assistance within the FFE project is 1374.
Food Management Committees (FMCs) represent an
important piece of the FAP project. They are
designed to ensure active involvement of target
communities in the distribution process for
transparency and accountability of the process.
An FMC has been formed for each of the 45
distribution points. Community representatives
actively involved in the FMCs’ works thus
significantly adding to the accountability of
the project approach.