WFP Activities

Through a Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (Côte d’Ivoire 200464),  WFP aims to save lives and livelihoods and promote the transition to recovery through activities such as: (a) unconditional (food and cash) relief packages for vulnerable households, including returning refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs); (b) food/cash-for-assets programmes to assist vulnerable households; (c) nutritional rehabilitation of children between 6 and 59 months as well as pregnant and nursing women; (d) food support and cash assistance to clients following anti-retroviral therapy (ART); and (e) cash for caretakers of severely malnourished children in therapeutic feeding units.

In September 2013, a new school meals development project (200465) began for primary school children formerly assisted under a PRRO. The Development Project supports the Integrated Programme for  Sustainable School Feeding, which aims to raise school attendance rates in rural areas, particularly among girls, and to build the capacity of the National Directorate of School Feeding, ultimately allowing it to implement its sustainable school feeding programme.

The project has four main components: i) provision of a balanced daily school meal for 571,000 children to enhance attention spans and attendance; ii) distribution of a quarterly take-home ration or equivalent cash transfer for 25,000 girls in grades four and five with an attendance rate of at least 80 percent; iii) distribution of micronutrient powder for 102,000 schoolchildren in the district of Zanzan; and iv) capacity development for DNCS and local school feeding management committees. Coordination of action under the Global Partnership for Education is an essential component of the strategy.

WFP has been in Côte d’Ivoire since 1968.

WFP Offices
Threats to food security
  • Political instability causes Insecurity and displacements
  • Low level of infrastructures and high transport costs
  • Lack of access to health facilities and medicines
  • Falling world market prices for local cash crops