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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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4 July 2018

Japan secures food assistance for Gaza's families

RAMALLAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of JPY 400 million (just under US$4 million) from the Government of Japan to support some of the most vulnerable Palestinians living in Gaza.

10 May 2018

Switzerland supports WFP in helping vulnerable Gazan families cope with increased hardships

JERUSALEM – The Government of Switzerland, through the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, has provided the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) with a generous contribution of CHF1.5 million (approximately US$1.5 million) to provide much-needed food assistance to Palestinians facing hardship.

 

8 May 2018

Canada extends support to vulnerable Palestinians through WFP

RAMALLAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a US$1.6 million (CAD$2 million) contribution from the Government of Canada to support vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank. 

12 December 2017

WFP Launches New Strategic Plan In Support Of The Most Food Insecure Palestinians

JERUSALEM –The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Board, meeting in Rome, Italy this month, has approved a five-year strategy in Palestine which prioritises food support for the most vulnerable Palestinians, thus ensuring the continuing benefit of WFP assistance.

13 November 2017

WFP Welcomes France’s Renewed Support For Vulnerable Families In Gaza

JERUSALEM – A contribution of €900,000 from France has enabled the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide much-needed food assistance and nutrition support to more than 20,000 people in Gaza for three months

31 October 2017

WFP And Spain Join Forces To Assist Poor Palestinians In Gaza With Food Vouchers

JERUSALEM/MADRID – A contribution of €300, 000 from Spain has enabled the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide much-needed food and nutrition assistance to nearly 23,000 vulnerable Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, most of them women and children.

10 October 2017

Through WFP, Japan Supports Vulnerable Palestinians In Gaza

RAMALLAH – The Government of Japan has announced a JPY 350 million (approximately US$3.2 million) contribution to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) that will provide six months of food assistance for to 52,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza.

13 June 2017

WFP Funding Crunch In Palestine Threatens Food Voucher Assistance

JERUSALEM – Unless new funding quickly arrives, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) may be forced to suspend its voucher food assistance in July for nearly 150,000 people in Gaza and the West Bank, the majority of whom are women and children. 

25 May 2017

Canada Supports Vulnerable Families In The West Bank And Gaza

RAMALLAH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$3.6 million (CAD$4.8 million) contribution from the Government of Canada to support nearly 200,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.
11 January 2017

WFP And Belgium Join Forces To Support Vulnerable Palestinians

BRUSSELS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a €1 million contribution from Belgium to support 180,000 of the most vulnerable non-refugee Palestinians living in Gaza and the West Bank.

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