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Exiting Emergencies


Knowing how to end an emergency response can be as important as knowing when to begin
one. WFP needs to be sure that its strong capacity for emergency intervention is
accompanied by appropriate exits. When and how WFP moves out of an emergency
response depends on a range of factors, and exit may take a number of forms. For WFP, an
exit from an emergency response means either (i) a phase-out – that is, withdrawal of WFP
assistance from an emergency operation or from a country, or (ii) a shift to longer-term
programmes to protect and improve livelihoods and resilience.
WFP/EB.1/2005/4-B