First Allocation (Cash) of SDC Funding (Europe and Mediterranean Region Division) to WFP Operations in 2013

Project completed

In line with the Good Humanitarian Donorship (GHD) principles, Switzerland recognizes the necessity of predictable and flexible funding for responding to changing needs in humanitarian crises. SDC funding to WFP operations allows the World Food Programme (WFP) to respond proactively and to provide immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations and underfunded emergencies.

Country/region Topic Period Budget
Near East
Palestinian Authority
Syria
Humanitarian Assistance & DRR
Migration
Emergency food assistance
Reconstruction and rehabilitation (till 2016)
Forced displacement (refugees, IDP, human trafficking)
01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013
CHF 2'500'000
Background

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger and under-nutrition. Every year, WFP provides food assistance to more than 100 million people, mostly women and children. WFP is Switzerland’s largest United Nations humanitarian aid multilateral partner.

Objectives

Providing immediate food assistance in life-threatening situations and underfunded emergencies.

Target groups

2.5 million affected people in Syria, including IDPs; over 635’000 refugees from Syria in the neighbouring countries Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey; 454’500 food insecure and geographically marginalized women, men and children (non refugees) living in the West Bank (oPt) and affected by acute poverty.

Medium-term outcomes

WFP provides emergency food assistance in the affected countries and supports food assistance programmes that bridge the gap between relief and recovery, helping communities build a better future.

Results

Results from previous phases:  

 

  • Syria: SDC’s 2012 multi-bi support to WFP’s operations in Syria with CHF 1 million contributed to reaching close to 1.5 million affected people monthly with food.
  • Regional refugee response to Syria crisis: SDC’s 2012 multi-bi support with CHF 190’000 to WFP’s food assistance for Syrian refugees contributed to cover the refugees’ needs in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
  • oPt: since 2002 WFP has helped the Palestinian Authority to maintain food security and protect the assets of the vulnerable non-refugee communities; improved beneficiaries’ dietary diversity and support to the local economy with the urban voucher pilot activities launched in 2009.
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    Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
    Credit area Development cooperation
    Humanitarian aid
    Project partners Contract partner
    United Nations Organization (UNO)
    • World Food Programme


    Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   2'500'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   2'500'000
    Project phases Phase 52 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 50 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 49 01.01.2019 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 48 01.12.2018 - 31.12.2019   (Current phase) Phase 40 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 39 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 38 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 37 01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017   (Completed) Phase 36 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 35 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 34 01.01.2016 - 31.12.2016   (Completed) Phase 33 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 32 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 31 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2015   (Completed) Phase 30 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 29 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 28 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 27 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 26 01.01.2014 - 31.12.2014   (Completed) Phase 24 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)

    Phase 23 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)

    Phase 22 01.01.2013 - 31.12.2013   (Completed)