1 September 2015
Along the narrow pathways of Tulkaram, in the north of the West Bank, the State of Palestine, stands a small grocery shop with pink shutters. A sign hanging above reads, ‘Mini Market Al-Odeh’. Inside the store Jihad Al-Odeh stands behind a counter ornamented with festive lights. He is one of the more than 250 shop owners taking part in the World Food Programme's (WFP) e-voucher programme in Palestine.
16 July 2015
Aziz, a West Bank Bedouin from Area C, lives in Um Al-Khayr - once one of the richest nomadic communities in the area. But much like the rest of the 30,000 people living in the area, residents of the village in the south Hebron Hills face major restrictions on movement and construction.
9 June 2015
Palestine is exposed to a range of risks, including earthquakes, landslides, flooding and droughts. Three years ago the World Food Programme (WFP) partnered with the Palestinian Civil Defence to better prepare for such emergencies and reduce risks. Recently, WFP led a simulation exercise to practice the information management tools it developed.
29 December 2014
From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals.
11 November 2014
A violent summer in Gaza left thousands of its residents homeless and in shelters. The two-month conflict destroyed homes, businesses and basic services. But one thing was working – WFP food distribution, the landmark vouchers and the e-card programme, which was launched in Palestine five years ago as a first in the Middle East.
3 July 2014
With a deteriorating security situation in Gaza and the West Bank, WFP scaled up its monitoring of stocks in shops and food prices to assess the impact of the current situation on Palestinian livelihoods and food security. WFP provides food assistance to 604,000 people in Palestine.
22 June 2014
JERUSALEM – After a journey of 21 days, a ship carrying wheat grain from the United States of America delivered its cargo for WFP’s food assistance operations in Gaza and the West Bank.
29 April 2014
Micronutrient deficiencies and obesity - the "double burden" of malnutrition facing many developing countries - are interlinked with poverty and are closely related to access to healthy, nutritious food, dietary habits and physical activity. WFP is tackling malnutrition in Palestine that is mostly a result of families’ inability to buy healthy and nutritious foods due to high food prices.
20 December 2013
WFP, in cooperation with local authorities, distributed emergency food assistance and vouchers to food insecure Palestinians who were affected by the December winter storm. The agricultural sector in Palestine is expecting heavy losses, while considerable damages are foreseen to infrastructure and businesses.
1 August 2013
The only Palestinian salt producer on the shores of the Dead Sea produces 100 tons of salt per month for WFP operations, providing food assistance in Gaza and on the West Bank, and also valuable investment in an area where the economy is struggling.
- Palestinian 'food insecurity' cause for concern: U.N. Source: The Daily Star/ AFP
- Palestinian refugees in greater need of relief as Syrian crisis escalates, warns UN official Source: UN News Centre
- Becoming refugees once more: Palestinians from Syria return to Gaza Source: IRIN News
- In Brief: Gaza operation over, but emergency remains Source: IRIN
- Raising humanitarian concerns, UN official stresses need to avoid worsening of Gaza crisis Source: UN News Centre
- 14 August 2014 WFP and UNRWA Gaza Food Distribution (For the Media)
- 12 August 2014 WFP Delivers Food To Desperate Families In Gaza