WFP oPt, Visit to Jinba
The World Food Programme, together with other United Nations agencies, visited Palestinians in Jinba village, where UN officials heard from residents about the difficulties they face in sustaining their livelihoods, mostly through small scale agriculture and raising sheep. Villagers reported that reduced pastoral areas over the years have meant that current conditions are very difficult, with limitations on construction and land improvement already in place. Virtually all children are anaemic, and half the households are food insecure and reliant on food assistance to supplement what they produce or purchase with limited means. This village, at risk of eviction because of their location within firing zone 918 in the Israeli-controlled part of the West Bank, are most uncertain about their future. In front of the UN officials, the villagers expressed fear that they would lose the few assets they have and become completely dependent on assistance from the international community.