This operation has expired on 31 December 2015.
Approved by the Executive Board to be implemented from July 2014 until June 2016, PRRO 200636 had the primary objective to: maintain acceptable food security among internally displaced persons (IDPs) and returnees; ensure effective treatment of acute malnutrition among children aged 6–59 months and PLW in areas most affected by global acute malnutrition; maintain the food security of vulnerable households affected by natural disasters or conflict; improve food security, self-reliance and income-generating opportunities among the most food-insecure populations; help to reduce acute and chronic malnutrition and address micronutrient deficiencies by enhancing the feeding of young children, maternal nutrition and micronutrient intake among school-age children; increase access to education, particularly for girls; enhance national capacities to address food and nutrition insecurity.
Furthermore, the PRRO was designed to improve livelihoods and enhance resilience among food-insecure communities and households. However, due to escalated conflict in Yemen leading to displacement of 2.5 million people and increased number of severely food insecure households, WFP changed strategy in food assistance and initiated an Emergency Operation in response to the unfolding critical situation. The Emergency Operation was approved from October 2015 until March 2016. Therefore, budget revision 4 closes down PRRO 200636 on 31 December 2015 and allows for resource transfer from the PRRO to the EMOP 200890.