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Source: World Food Programme (WFP)
22 May 2013

In close partnership with the Palestinian Authority and Food Security Sector partners, WFP’s Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategy focuses on building the resilience and capacity of the most vulnerable people and communities. WFP works on ensuring food security during disasters and increasing the government’s ability to respond to them while reducing risk and protecting and enhancing lives and livelihoods.

WFP’s Disaster Risk Reduction Policy Worldwide
Disaster risk reduction and emergency preparedness and response are central priorities for WFP in light of the profound impacts that disasters have on food-insecure and vulnerable populations worldwide. In 2010, more than 50 percent of WFP’s programmes addressed the risks of natural disasters and their impact on food security, reaching approximately 80 million people.
WFP’s role as the world’s largest humanitarian food assistance organization, combined with its deep field presence in the world’s hotspots, makes it one of the key experts in emergency preparedness and response.

Following the global Hyogo Framework, WFP’s strategy has four integrated pillars: 1) Enable the Environment, 2) Watch to Safeguard, 3) Prepare to Respond and 4) Build Resilience.

Enable the Environment
WFP supports:

Watch to Safeguard
WFP supports:
Prepare to Respond
WFP’s goal is to build the emergency preparedness and response capacity of the Palestinian Civil Defense (PCD) and local communities.
WFP focuses on:
To date WFP has:

Build Resilience

WFP is building the resilience of food insecure communities by using food assistance as a springboard to support agricultural development, addressing the impacts of climate change, enabling the “Greening of Palestine” and supporting local economic activity. WFP’s Conditional Voucher Programme in the West Bank provides food vouchers through food-for-work activities that support communities and food-for-training activities that empower youth, women and farmers.

These activities include:


In January 2013 WFP launched the conditional voucher programmer reaching almost 10,000 people with voucher-for-work/training activities.

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