WFP has been in Yemen since 1967. The organisation’s main operation – a protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO), aims to reach six million people between mid-2014 and mid-2016 with 366,734 metric tons of food and US$74.5 million in cash and vouchers at an overall cost of US$491 million.
The operation is supporting a shift from relief assistance to recovery and resilience to promote food and nutrition security. Beneficiaries include internally displaced persons and returnees, vulnerable populations in the most food insecure areas, people affected by transient crises, infants, pregnant and lactating women affected by acute and chronic malnutrition, and school-age children.
Through the PRRO, WFP is assisting those beneficiaries with unconditional household food and cash distributions, conditional participatory food assistance activities, nutritional support for the treatment and prevention of acute and chronic malnutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, and meals and take-home rations for school children aiming to improve attendance rates, nutrition and learning.
The operation was planned and is being implemented in partnership with government ministries, United Nations agencies, the World Bank, non-governmental organisations and donors in line with the Joint United Nations Framework to Support the Transition in Yemen as well as the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. The PRRO is aligning WFP’s activities with moves to increase the Government’s capacity to respond to the crisis and will promote recovery and resilience to enable food insecure households and communities to better withstand and recover from the effects of conflict and shocks.
PRRO 200636 is aligned with WFP’s Strategic Objectives 1, 2 and 3 and contributes to Millennium Development Goals 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.