Assistance to Populations Affected by the Côte d’Ivoire Protracted Crisis - PRRO 10672.0

The World Food Programme (WFP) has been present in Côte d’Ivoire since 1989, mainly in support of the national School feeding programme. WFP operations were scaled up, in order to match the emergency food needs of the population affected by the 2002-2003 conflict. Since then, WFP run three Emergency Operations (EMOPs) and a regional Protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO), followed by the PRRO 10672.0. As a result of the protracted crisis, food insecurity and malnutrition persist: in the 5 Northern regions 4 percent severe and 17.5 percent global acute malnutrition rates were recorded by a recent survey (SMART, 2008).