Publications
Emergencies
10 February 2014

This evaluation is part of a series of three strategic evaluations addressing the theme of Emergency Preparedness and Response which also includes the joint FAO/WFP Global Food Security Cluster and the evaluation of the Preparedness and Response Enhancement Program.

This evaluation considers the use and benefits of three Pooled Funds established to facilitate adequate, flexible and predictable humanitarian financing: Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF); Common Humanitarian Funds (CHFs) and Emergency Response Funds (ERFs). 

The evaluation mainly recommends strengthening the life-saving focus; reducing the earmarking of pooled funds grants; clarifying the criteria for using grants from the Central Emergency Response Fund underfunded emergencies window; increasing capacity to utilize pooled funds as collateral for the release of internal advances; enhancing their contribution to the operation of common services in emergencies; consolidating fulfilment of WFP’s coordination responsibilities; enhancing the quality, efficiency and utility of monitoring and reporting.

Capacity Building, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
16 October 2012

 The Somalia country portfolio evaluation principally covers WFP operations during the period 2006-2010 which represents a major part of WFP’s humanitarian efforts globally, since over this period the Somalia programme has provided humanitarian assistance to over two million people each year.

The main technical areas covered, focus on food security, nutrition, humanitarian relief and response, monitoring and evaluation, and conflict/fragile state assistance. However, the evaluation is also taking account of the recent shift in its programme strategy between 2010 to 2011. The evaluation period in Somalia presents one of the most difficult operating environments experienced since the collapse of the central government in 1991.

WFP Somalia demonstrated from 2006-2009 that it has the requisite capacity and skills set to deliver emergency food aid with efficiency by exceeding planned outputs in a very challenging environment. Since 2010 WFP has made significant progress to improve effectiveness by adopting a focus on nutrition in emergency response. Better use is being made of limited resources and the programme is now more strategically engaged with some principal humanitarian partners.

Droughts, Emergencies
25 September 2011

As we sit here today more than 13 million people across the Horn of Africa are in urgent need of assistance. This crisis is about more than the famine and nutritional emergency, it is a crisis that is multi-faceted and calls for a multi-sectoral response in which the health, nutrition and food security, water, sanitation, protection and education sectors all play a role. Throughout the region, agencies are working to ensure a coordinated response through its implementation with partners and in their respective leadership role in selected clusters/sectors.

Capacity Building, Emergencies, Refugees and IDPs, Food for Assets, Gender, General Food Distribution, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition, School Meals
11 August 2011

The Somalia country portfolio evaluation principally covers WFP operations during the period 2006-2010 which represents a major part of WFP’s humanitarian efforts globally, since over this period the Somalia programme has provided humanitarian assistance to over two million people each year.

The main technical areas covered, focus on food security, nutrition, humanitarian relief and response, monitoring and evaluation, and conflict/fragile state assistance. However, the evaluation is also taking account of the recent shift in its programme strategy between 2010 to 2011. The evaluation period in Somalia presents one of the most difficult operating environments experienced since the collapse of the central government in 1991.

WFP Somalia demonstrated from 2006-2009 that it has the requisite capacity and skills set to deliver emergency food aid with efficiency by exceeding planned outputs in a very challenging environment. Since 2010 WFP has made significant progress to improve effectiveness by adopting a focus on nutrition in emergency response. Better use is being made of limited resources and the programme is now more strategically engaged with some principal humanitarian partners.

Emergencies
1 September 2005

On 26 December 2004 an earthquake of magnitude 9.1 off north-western Sumatra set off tidal waves (tsunami) that devastated coastal areas of India, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Sumatra and Thailand; Myanmar and Somalia were affected to a lesser extent. An estimated 260,000 people were killed or missing and the lives and livelihoods of 2 million people were seriously affected.