25 September 2013
WFP’s role in Aceh from the emergency response following the December 2004 earthquake and the resulting tsunami has evolved tremendously over the years. WFP stayed on in Aceh to work on recovery and reconstruction following the massive relief efforts. WFP played a key role in recovery and reconstruction, and more recently focused its efforts on capacity development to enhance preparedness. Along the journey, sustainable operational and capacity development of both the people and assets of Aceh province have been achieved. It is important that the positive developments are incorporated into a lasting legacy to have a continuing impact on the region.