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Cooking Fuel and the Humanitarian Response in the Horn of Africa


Food is an urgent need in Kenya, Somalia, and other neighboring countries, and the World Food Programme (WFP) and its implementing partners are urgently distributing food rations to as many refugees and internally displaced persons inside Somalia as possible. That food, however—cereals, pulses, vegetable oil and “corn-soya blend”—must be cooked in order to be eaten, and cooking fuel is not provided to the majority of refugees. Cooking fuel is therefore just as critical as the food itself, particularly over the long term.

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