Cash and Vouchers Videos


In order to help poor Afghan families now struggling with rising food prices, women are being given monthly food vouchers that allow them to buy food at shops just like anyone else.

In places like Hebron, in the occupied Palestinian territory, food is available but may be out of reach to some people. Food vouchers are a way for WFP to hedge against rising food prices and boost the local economy, while also providing a greater variety of foods to the needy.

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran explains the advantages of food vouchers as a means of distributing food assistance during a visit to Hebron in the occupied Palestinian territories.

You've probably heard the old adage about "giving a man a fish". It's better to teach him to fish, right? Well, sort of. Helping people who "need fish" in real life is a little more complicated than that. This animation explains how.