EMERGENCY IN GAZA & THE WEST BANK
Families urgently need food. WFP is on the ground right now providing emergency food supplies to civilians who’ve been impacted by the sudden escalation of conflict.
A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS
Food security in Gaza and the West Bank is deteriorating fast. Women, children and families are running out of food and water. Without fuel, there is no electricity. More than 1 million people have been displaced by the conflict, supply chains are cut off, and shops are running out of basic supplies.
The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) immediately launched emergency operations to provide families with urgently needed food assistance. Despite immense challenges, WFP has already provided food and cash to more than 760,000 people in the region since the start of the current crisis.
Nearly 5 million people live in Gaza and the West Bank.
More than 2 million people in Gaza now need food assistance.
WFP aims to reach 1.1 million people in Gaza and the West Bank.
WFP calls for the immediate establishment of humanitarian corridors to facilitate the entry of aid and humanitarian assistance into Gaza. We must be allowed to access people whose needs are increasing by the hour. “WFP has tons of food coming in from planes and trucks around the region, piled up and ready for the green light to enter Gaza from any possible entry point,” said Country Director Samer Abdeljaber. “We need access into Gaza, and we need to be able to reach the people inside wherever they are.”
HOW WE’RE HELPING FAMILIES
The U.N. World Food Programme has worked in Gaza for decades. Our assistance is critical to averting the further deterioration of this dire humanitarian crisis.
As part of humanitarian convoys into Gaza, WFP has delivered canned fish, pasta, wheat flour, tomato paste and beans. Every day, WFP distributes this food assistance to families in need.
We’re delivering cash-based assistance in the form of electronic vouchers so families can buy food from shops that are still open. In October, nearly 367,000 people in Gaza redeemed vouchers for food items in shops.
What’s Happening in Gaza?
We are providing food assistance as quickly as we can to women, children and families impacted by the conflict. Please help send food today.