Published on 03 September 2009

Between 23 and 30 August, 1,435 mt of food were distributed to 54,278 beneficiaries in Gaza in collaboration with Oxfam GB, Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) and bakeries. The start of the school year in Gaza coincides with the start of Ramadan. Due to the destruction of many schools during Operation Cast Lead, the number of pupils per classroom has doubled.

WFP delivered eight trucks (284 mt) of food commodities to the West Bank during the reporting period, and distributed over 628 mt of food to 33,955 beneficiaries in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs (MoSA) and Catholic Relief Services (CRS).