UN Agencies Committed to Supporting Vulnerable Women in Palestine

    Wahyu Dwi Anggoro - 11 June 2021 13:31 WIB
    UN Agencies Committed to Supporting Vulnerable Women in Palestine
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    Jerusalem: The UN Population Fund (UNFPA) will support more than 5,300 vulnerable women in Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem, using the World Food Programme (WFP) electronic voucher platform.

    UNFPA will use WFP’s existing cash-transfer platform to provide every woman with US$100 loaded onto an electronic card. 


    They can use the card to buy diverse food, personal hygiene and household hygiene products from WFP’s 300 shops across Gaza, the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    In Gaza, 4,000 women will benefit from this intervention in addition to 1,300 in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. 

    The assistance will target the most vulnerable women and girls, including many who are at risk of gender-based violence, contributing to ensuring greater protection and enhancing their livelihoods and dignity.

    "We are extremely pleased to join forces with WFP to carry out this critical work," said UNFPA Representative to Palestine Kristine Blokhus in a press release on Thursday. 

    Earlier this year, UNFPA used WFP cash-transfer platform to provide assistance to 600 women in the West Bank and East Jerusalem who were subject to gender-based violence.

    The WFP platform serves tens of thousands of people in Gaza and the West Bank. 

    More than ten UN organizations and INGOs used this platform in 2020-2021 to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people, injecting US$4 million into the local economy.


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