Cash and Vouchers Videos
On a 3-day trip to the Middle East, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin stopped at a food shop in Lebanon where Syrian refugees shop for food with vouchers. This allows families to buy fresh fruit and vegetables which aren’t normally a part of WFP food rations. Find out more
Cash and voucher programmes in DR Congo allow families forced from their homes by conflict to shop for locally-produced food on local markets.
Like many Zimbabweans, Loveness struggles to feed her children on a daily basis. But with WFP's food assistance, she can make sure her HIV+ children avoid malnutritrion and receive medication every month. One million adult Zimbabweans and 150,000 children are infected with HIV, which is 14.2% per cent of the population.
In the third episode of hungry planet, legendary ex-Barcelona striker Hristo Stoichkov joins other soccer greats in visiting a community garden project for victims of the 2009 flooding in Burkina Faso; a social experiment in Egypt helps the urban unemployed reclaim desert land and become farmers; and a cash vouchers project in Hebron helps Palestinian families cope with rising food prices.
Beneficiaries in Syria receive a simple SMS with the number of their WFP food voucher, which allows them to choose the items they need in local stores. The innovative, mobile-based electronic system helps tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees in Syria who receive WFP food assistance.
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