Assistance To Refugees From Myanmar

About this Operation

Budget Revisions

Resource Situation

This operation has been modified as per budget revision 2 (see below)

Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200673 will assist Rohingya refugees living in Kutupalong and Nayapara camps in Cox’s Bazar district, Bangladesh. The majority of the refugees came to Bangladesh during 1991/92 following a wave of sectarian violence in Myanmar. The refugees are dependent on humanitarian assistance for their survival due to official restrictions relating to their movement outside the camps and involvement in income-generating activities.

Under this new phase of the PRRO, WFP will continue to safeguard the food security and appropriate nutrition of refugees in Kutupalong and Nayapara camps, pending the renewal of policy dialogue on the Rohingya situation following the publication of the forthcoming national strategy. To achieve this, WFP will provide food assistance to registered refugee households in Kutupalong and Nayapara through an innovative and cost-effective electronic voucher system, which will ensure food consumption while improving dietary diversity. Alongside this, WFP will maintain an established nutrition safety net for treating and preventing acute undernutrition among pregnant women and young children. In addition, WFP will provide school feeding in preschools/ primary schools, which will encourage school enrolment, attendance and completion, while also reducing short-term hunger and addressing micronutrient deficiencies in children.

The design of the PRRO is anchored in the findings and recommendations of a number of studies carried out in Kutupalong and Nayapara camps, including the 2012 WFP/UNHCR joint impact evaluation1 and joint assessment mission (JAM). It has also been informed by an in-depth, gender-sensitive consultation process involving refugees and the full spectrum of stakeholders that are operating inside the refugee camps. WFP is providing food assistance to the registered refugees in Kutupalong and Nayapara camps at the invitation of the Government of Bangladesh. The PRRO has been discussed with the Government and is endorsed.

PRRO 200673 supports the United Nations Development Assistance Framework and is aligned to the WFP Strategic Plan (2014-2017), to which it contributes to Strategic
Objectives 1 and 4. It also supports the achievement of Millennium Development Goals (MDG) 1, 2, 4 and 5.


Budget revision 2 to PRRO 200673 foresees: (i) A one year extension-in-time from 1 January to 31 December 2016; (ii) An increase of 1,000 beneficiaries over the extension period to reflect the refugee population’s expected growth to 34,000 in 2016; (iii) A realignment of Direct Support Costs (DSC) and Landside Transport Storage and Handling (LTSH) costs. The proposed revision will enable WFP to continue safeguarding the food security and nutrition of refugees in Cox’s Bazar until the end of 2016, while undertaking planning for its new Country Strategy Document.