WFP Rwanda provides food assistance through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) and the Common Country Programme (CCP); all projects are designed to improve the food security and nutritional status of food-insecure households. The PRRO "Food and Safety-Net Assistance to Refugee Camp Residents and Returning Rwandan Refugees" focuses exclusively on meeting the food and nutritional needs of refugee camp residents and Rwandan refugees returning home from neighbouring countries. Refugees in the five refugee camps are supported with a monthly general food distribution formulated to meet 100 percent of their daily food needs as they depend entirely on WFP food assistance. The most vulnerable segments of the refugee camp population also receive additional food rations under the safety-net interventions including: blanket feeding of children between 6-23 months; blanket supplementary feeding of pregnant and lactating women; provision of a mid-morning porridge to children attending primary schools within the refugee camps; curative supplementary feeding of moderately acutely malnourished children between 24 and 59 months of age; and nutritional support to people living with HIV who are on antiretroviral therapy. WFP's portfolio of assistance under the new Country Programme 2014-2018 focuses mainly on national capacity development and on modeling innovations in food assistance. It is comprised of two components: The first component focuses on enhancing the national capacity to develop, design and manage nationally owned hunger solutions, including vulnerability analysis, disaster risk reduction and management, P4P as well as home-grown school feeding, while the second component is about modeling innovations in areas such as fighting chronic malnutrition, integrated early childhood development services, community asset creation and rehabilitation works. The planned direct food assistance will be scaled down as nationally owned programmes are developed and scaled up.
WFP is working to improve the food security and nutritional status of food-insecure households in Rwanda.">Learn more