Following the March 2016 presidential election, and as a result of the insecurity generated by the armed conflict in Pool Department many people fled their areas of residence becoming internally displaced. In September 2016, the conflict escalated.
Recent figures are not available on the total number of people displaced, and many of them are not accessible due to the security situation. Ministry of Social Affairs, Humanitarian Actions and Solidarity (MSAHAS) has requested assistance for 22,000 IDPs of which 19,000 are living in the affected areas. Most of these being located in the Pool department, or in localities adjacent to Pool. Of the IDPs in Brazzaville and other localities across the country, MSAHAS has requested short term assistance to be targeted on the 3,000 who are the most vulnerable.
This Emergency Operation (EMOP) supersedes the IR-EMOP 201039. It supports Strategic Objective one: End hunger by protecting access to food through the provision of life-saving support to the vulnerable populations in the IDP sites. Through this EMOP, WFP will support 22,350 people for six months (15 March 2017 to 15 September 2017), including:
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) with limited livelihood prospects or alternative means;
Young children (6 to 59 months) and pregnant and lactating women (PLW) who are internally displaced and the host population who are at risk of acute malnutrition.