Welcome to the World Food Programme's (WFP) new recipe series. Explore the culinary treasures and cooking abilities of refugees who benefit from WFP's cash and vouchers, an initiative that allows individuals to buy the food they need to cook their traditional dishes.
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1) Mix all ingredients with hot water and let them sit for 15 minutes.
2) Scoop round pieces of falafel paste using a spoon...
or use this special falafel-making tool (so much better!)
3) Pour oil in a frying pan and wait until it is hot.
4) Place the falafel pieces in the frying pan.
5) Et Voila! The falafels are ready.
Chef's tip: Serve falafels with some hummus!
Cash And Vouchers
Photo: WFP/Jane Howard
WFP delivers hundreds of thousands of tons of food each year, but, increasingly, we give hungry people cash or vouchers to buy food for themselves. Learn more about WFP's cash and vouchers programmes.
WFP uses innovative ways to deliver food assistance, such as scratch cards or “e-vouchers” sent to mobile phones by text message.
Photo: WFP/Eyad Al Baba
WFP and the Turkish Red Crescent launched the e-food card programme in 2012 in Turkey. The initiative enables Syrian refugees to cook their own meals using fresh ingredients they can buy in the local markets. Read more about WFP's E-Food card programme (PDF, 1.48 MB).