WFP’s Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation (PRRO) 200453—Responding to Humanitarian Needs and Strengthening Resilience to Food Insecurity—promotes a transition from emergency assistance to recovery while maintaining a capacity for emergency response. The programme strikes a balance between direct implementation by WFP and support to the national Government to enhance national safety-net systems. The three main activities under the PRRO are:
Disaster response and risk reduction (Conditional Lean Season Assistance): The programme provides food assistance for seasonally food-insecure vulnerable households. The programme also supports national capacity development for disaster response and risk management.
Health and nutrition promotion: In addition to Moderately Acutely Malnourished (MAM) HIV/AIDS and TB clients, WFP assists MAM pregnant and nursing women and children under five at clinics. A stunting prevention programme is being implemented in a district where WFP is already implementing MAM treatment.
Food assistance/cash for assets (FFA/CFA): In line with WFP’s new strategic direction in Zimbabwe, these activities build resilience through the creation of productive community assets. Activities promote self-reliance, reduce disaster risk, empower vulnerable communities to move away from dependency on food assistance, and support climate change adaption.