Provision of food voucher assistance to around 20,000 poor and severely food insecure Palestinians in Gaza

Project completed

Overall funding to WFP’s programme in the oPt dropped in 2017 in spite of an alarming deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip. WFP’s voucher programme targeting 20’000 poor and severely-food insecure persons assisted by the Ministry of Social Development are directly at risk. SDC’s additional contribution to WFP will cover the needs of these social hardship cases for a period of 2 ½ months.

Country/region Period Budget
Palestinian Authority
01.01.2017 - 31.12.2017
CHF 700'000
Area of responsibility Founded in 1961, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger and under-nutrition. Responding to emergencies and saving lives and livelihoods - directly and by strengthening country response capacities - form the major part of WFP's operations.
Switzerland's and the organisation's strategic priorities and their coherence Food Assistance / Food Security
Medium-term outcome of organisation's current engagement Outcome: Stabilized or improved food consumption over assistance period for targeted households and/or individuals
Effect in Switzerland Output: Food vouchers are distributed in sufficient quantity and in a timely manner to targeted beneficiaries
Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Humanitarian aid
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • World Food Programme


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   700'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   700'000 Budget of the organisation CHF   201'069'000
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)