Saving lives and livelihood, promoting transition

About this Operation

Resource Situation

This operation has been modified as per budget revision 4 (see below)

The presidential elections in Côte d’Ivoire of November 2010 resulted in political instability, violence and the displacement of 500,000-700,000 people. Through an immediate response emergency operation and an emergency operation WFP assisted the affected population until March 2013 with relief packages, food-for-assets activities and targeted nutrition support.

Over the past 18 months, the security has gradually improved, and a basis for reconstruction and rehabilitation has emerged. Nonetheless, landuse conflicts endure, and food prices remain relatively high in target areas in the west and north of Côte d’Ivoire.

This protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO) is proposed to address persisting relief needs and promote the transition to recovery of 245,860 beneficiaries. The goals of the operation are to reach refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs) and other vulnerable groups and communities whose food and nutrition security has been adversely affected by shocks; support the return of refugees and IDPs through food and nutrition assistance; and support the re-establishment of the livelihoods and food and nutrition security of communities and families affected by shocks. These goals will be pursued through the following activities: 

  • Relief assistance for vulnerable households, including returning refugees and internally displaced persons who often find their land occupied, or experience insecurity which limits their access to land and to productive assets.
  • Targeted supplementary feeding to treat children aged 6-59 months with moderate acute malnutrition, and malnourished pregnant and lactating women.
  • Supplementary feeding for clients following anti-retroviral therapy to promote therapy adherence and nutritional recovery, complemented with cash assistance to reduce sharing and increase the impact of nutrition support.
  • Assistance to caretakers of severely malnourished children in therapeutic feeding centres to promote therapy adherence. 

Asset creation to assist vulnerable households during the lean season by creating shortterm employment and income and helping households and communities rebuild livelihoods.


Budget revision 4 extends the PRRO 200464 from January to December 2016 to continue providing emergency and recovery responses to returnees and vulnerable households in western regions along the Liberian and Guinean borders. The revision provides food, nutrition and livelihood recovery assistance to an additional 85,500 beneficiaries.


Côte d'Ivoire