Save the Children does whatever it takes to be there for vulnerable children and communities to improve long-term food security and increase their resilience during a crisis. We advocate for policies and programs that prevent hunger and eradicate malnutrition. We participate and contribute to national vulnerability assessments and analysis in order to inform stakeholder’s programing while influencing government policy.
In emergency situations, we act collectively with other stakeholders to provide the much-needed relief and also work towards building resilience amongst the vulnerable households As part of the humanitarian response, SC has partnered with the World Food Program (WFP), National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) and Save the Children Switzerland in a bid to respond to vulnerability imposed by shortage of food.
Cash Base Transfer in partnership with WFP – The objective of this activity is to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable households by the provision of cash for them to purchase food and non-food items needed by their respective households. Mobile Money (MoMo) is used to “pay” the targeted beneficiaries and the amount transferred is SZL 140.00 which was calculated to accommodate the three basic commodities namely cereals, pulses and vegetable oil. Over 50, 000 people benefited from the crisis response and they were from 7 constituencies including Mbabane east, Mbabane West, Siphofaneni, Lobamba Lomdzala, Ludzeludze, Gilgal and Lomahasha.
Cash Base Transfer and In-Kind Support in partnership with NDMA – The objective of this activity is to improve the nutritional status of vulnerable households though the provision of cash and in-kind support. Over 30, 000 beneficiaries were targeted across seven constituencies including Sithobela, Siphofaneni, Gilgal, Lobamba, Shiselweni II, Gege and Maseyisini. Under CBT, the support was curbed at 5 members per households which resulted in each household receiving SZL 700.00. Under the in-kind support, they were receiving according to the household size and the commodities distributed included cereals (rice), pulses and vegetable oil.