For Palestinians, WFP Vouchers Mean More Than Food
In the Gaza Strip, food insecurity levels are on the rise. In 2012, 71 percent of the households in Gaza were either food insecure or vulnerable to food insecurity. The World Food Programme (WFP) provides the most vulnerable households with food assistance. One way WFP provides assistance is through its innovative voucher programme. People that are part of this programme receive an electronic food voucher which they use to purchase locally-produced products in a neighborhood shop. This ensures vulnerable people have the food they need, and also support the local economy in Gaza.