‘These changes show that WFP loves us.’

Biometric verification in Uganda: getting the right food to the right people

A Congolese woman uses an iris scanner for biometric identification to receive food in Uganda, under the new WFP procedures. Photo: WFP/Claire Nevill
The barcode is scanned on a person’s ration card as they leave the site to confirm they have received their monthly entitlements from WFP. Photo: WFP/Claire Nevill
L: Maria waits in line to be biometrically verified to receive food in Uganda. R: Maria receives her monthly entitlement of nutritionally fortified flour from WFP. Photos: WFP/Claire Nevill
L: Jenirose, a ‘WFP scooper’ and Vice-chairperson in her community believes the new food procedures are for the better. R: Maria watches her family’s maize get weighed electronically under new WFP regulations. Photos: WFP/Claire Nevill
Maria and her baby Remi, after collecting food at the new site in Oruchinga. WFP/Claire Nevill

Going for gold

WFP Assistant Executive Director Valerie Guarnieri scoops beans with Jenirose, a refugee from DRC. Photo: WFP/Claire Nevill

Communicating with communities

L: A Congolese woman gives feedback to WFP in a community meeting. R: A Congolese youth group rehearses a drama to spread the message on WFP’s new food collection procedures. Photos: WFP/Claire Nevill

Scaling up



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