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.
The 3 categories of this operation are:
Relief through food assistance to displaced people, refugees and victims of natural disasters; nutrition support to pregnant and nursing women, children under five years of age and people living with HIV and TB. Nutrition activities are being used to treat moderate acute malnutrition and prevent acute malnutrition while the prevention of chronic malnutrition is being explored within the context of pilot projects.
Recovery and resilience: Activities of this kind will be implemented through Food for Assets, School Feeding and Blanket Supplementary Feeding programmes with support also being given to pregnant and nursing mothers and people living with HIV and TB. Resilience activities will only be undertaken in peaceful areas.
Capacity building: These efforts aim to the capacity of the Government in early warning and preparedness, enhance national capacities to design and manage food assistance programmes, and build local purchase capacity.
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 developped a Cash and Vouchers project in DRC. Learn more.