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Assistance to Vulnerable Groups in the Gaza Strip

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Girls playing in the court yard, Gaza City.

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The Assistance to Vulnerable Groups (AVG) in the Gaza Strip is implemented in partnership with NGO Cooperative Housing Foundation International (CHF).

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At the distribution points in the Gaza Strip, many beneficiaries transport the food commodities back home using donkey carts.

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Little girl playing among the bags of WFP wheat flour, near Khan Younis, Gaza Strip.

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A widowed mother of five is doing the dishes after feeding her five children, near Rafah in the Gaza Strip. She receives a food basket that includes fortified wheat flour, chick peas, vitamin A-enriched vegetable oil, sugar and iodized salt.

 

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This woman is the head of her household.  She prepares traditional falafel using WFP's chick peas and vitamin A-enriched vegetable oil, near Deir el Balah in the Gaza Strip. 

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Children from Khan Younis in Gaza play around while helping their mother bake bread with WFP fortified wheat flour.

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In this home near Khan Younis in Gaza, baking bread with WFP fortified wheat flour is a task that involves everyone.

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This family used to own a large farm and orchard in the Gaza Buffer Zone before they were expelled and lost their only livelihood. Without any means of income, these women rely on WFP's family-sized food basket.

The Assistance to Vulnerable Groups (AVG) in the Gaza Strip targets the most vulnerable and food insecure non-refugees living under the deep poverty line. In 2012, WFP assists 115,000 beneficiaries in cooperation with CHF International.


Households receive a food ration composed of fortified wheat flour, pulses (chick peas) vitamin A-enriched vegetable oil, sugar and iodized salt.


In the Gaza Strip, WFP prioritizes local purchase of the food commodities (such as fortified wheat flour) in order to stimulate the local market and local production at the micro-level.