WFP Activities

WFP moved to a single Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation in the DRC in July 2013. The new operation provides targeted assistance to victims of armed conflict and other vulnerable groups from July 2013 until December 2015 for a total of 4.2 million vulnerable people at a cost of US$ 458 million.

WFP’s activities until December 2015 focus on providing humanitarian relief in conflict-affected areas to assist new internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees. ‘Older’ IDPs, displaced for longer, are targeted for assistance depending on how vulnerable they are to food insecurity. This strategy is a result of WFP assessments indicating that IDPs generally start developing coping mechanisms that enable them to deal with their situation after the first three months of displacement. A study was undertaken in February 2014 in 33 IDP camps in North Kivu so that WFP and partners could identify the most vulnerable people who should continue to receive WFP food assistance.

Prevention of acute malnutrition through blanket supplementary feeding (for all children in a certain age-group) targets specific health zones only.

Emergency school feeding is primarily aimed at providing food support to vulnerable children – displaced or returning to their homes -- from food-insecure families struggling to buy or produce enough food.

The United Nations Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) has been providing transport for humanitarian workers since May 2009. The service is crucial to the provision of an effective humanitarian response in the DRC.

WFP is working to connect farmers in the DRC to markets through its Purchase for Progress initiative. Learn more

WFP has also developed a Cash and Vouchers project in DRC. Learn more.

WFP Offices
Donors - 2015 ($US)
Donors - Directed contributions
Multilateral contributions-
Threats to food security
  • Ongoing conflict
  • High insecurity levels
  • Insufficient food production
  • Disrupted infrastructures
  • Internal populations' displacement
  • Low sanitary conditions