World Food Programme Contribution 2018


In light of critical underfunding of WFP Operations in oPt and in particular due to the worrisome socio-economic situation in the Gaza Strip, Switzerland will support the implementation of WFP’s food assistance activities with an additional contribution of 1 million Swiss Francs. Poor and severely food insecure non-refugee households will be targeted through cash-based transfers (vouchers) operated through a network of more than 175 local partner shops in the West Bank and in the Gaza Strip.   

Country/region Period Budget
Palestinian Authority
01.01.2018 - 31.12.2018
CHF 1'000'000
Background WFP’s food assistance and related capacity-building and institutional development support contribute to principled humanitarian response and to building up the national social safety net in oPt. WFP targets the non-refugee poor and severely food-insecure people – in the Gaza Strip and in Area C of the West Bank.
Area of responsibility WFP’s food assistance and related capacity-building and institutional development support contribute to principled humanitarian response and to building up the national social safety net in oPt. WFP targets the non-refugee poor and severely food-insecure people – in the Gaza Strip and in Area C of the West Bank.
Switzerland's and the organisation's strategic priorities and their coherence Food Security  / Food Aid
Results of the organisation's previous engagement

Key results from the previous partnership phase (in oPt):

Swiss funding to WFP oPt through unearmarked contributions provides it with flexibility to respond to operational needs in a fragile context     

 

Key results from the previous partnership phase (CCM 2017 - 2020):

Additional contributions to WFP oPt materializes Switzerland’s objective in supporting the partner MO in shifting from food aid to food assistance by increasingly using innovative smarter and context-adapted approaches, including Cash-Based Transfers and the consolidation of this shift in Country Strategic Plans (such as in oPt).

 

Medium-term outcome of organisation's current engagement

Synthesis of the outcomes of the planned partnership phase (WFP CSP 2018-2022):

Strategic outcome 1: : Non-refugees, poor and severely food-insecure people – primarily in the Gaza Strip and Area C of the West Bank – have improved dietary diversity by 2022

Synthesis of the outcomes of the planned partnership phase with focus on outcomes and outputs covered by the Credit Proposal:

Outcome:

Non-refugees, poor and severely food-insecure people have improved dietary diversity

Output:

Poor and severely food-insecure non-refugees (approx. 66’500 persons during one month) receive diverse and nutritious food to improve their dietary diversity

 

Directorate/federal office responsible SDC
Credit area Development cooperation
Project partners Contract partner
United Nations Organization (UNO)
  • World Food Programme


Budget Current phase Swiss budget CHF   1'000'000 Swiss disbursement to date CHF   1'000'000 Budget of the organisation CHF   241'000'000