Cash and Vouchers Videos
A new voucher programme at Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya allows families to buy fresh fruit and vegetables from local food sellers. Not ordinarily a part of WFP's food ration, fresh produce makes a welcome addition to the diets of refugees, who are completely dependent on food assistance. The programme also gives a boost to the local economy providing growers and sellers with new customers to buy their food.
A 5-year-old boy on his first day at school. A mother embracing a new way of feeding her family. An ex-teacher trying to organize sport for the camp’s children. Forced to adapt to new lives as refugees in Jordan’s Zaatari camp, these three Syrians are making the best of things and staying positive. Their individual accounts and personal insights provide an inside view of life in Jordan’s biggest refugee camp. To donate to WFP's operations supporting Syrian refugees, go to: www.wfp.org/syria
In a little more than one year Zaatari Refugee camp has become one of the largest refugee camps in the world. A small city with more than 110,000 Syrian refugees. WFP must supply all of them with food.
WFP Video Producer Marco Frattini heads to Darfur 10 years after the outbreak of violence in the region to see how food assistance continues to sustain the people who live there.
In the past three years, WFP has injected more than US$100 million into the Palestinian economy. It has done this by purchasing food for its assistance programmes from local producers and by investing in electronic food voucher programmes. During a visit to the Palestinian city of Jericho, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met shoppers using the electronic vouchers to buy olive oil, salt and other groceries. Most of the food items are produced locally, so the programme helps support local businesses and generates employment. WFP reaches approximately 650,000 food-insecure, non-refugee households in Palestine – the poorest of the poor.