Thursday, May 10, 2018

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

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.

WFP will use the funds to meet the food needs and support the livelihoods of 65,000 people for one and a half months. The majority of those receiving support are women and children who struggle to make ends meet in the wake of an acute humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

Thanks to the Swiss contribution, WFP will provide each person with an electronic food voucher valued at US$10.30 per month. Read More