WFP launches a campaign to improve the nutrition of vulnerable women and children in Palestine – occupied Palestinian territory

Jerusalem – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a brand new marketing campaign to supply dietary help to a whole lot of pregnant and nursing girls in Gaza and the West Bank, aiming to fight malnutrition and excessive anaemia (iron deficiency) charges amongst them.

The marketing campaign, underneath the slogan “Your little wins add as much as massive achievements”, consists of actions reminiscent of cooking periods, home-garden kits and coaching for rising greens and fruits, to be delivered on the particular person, family, and group ranges. It is being rolled out through social media platforms and thru on-site consciousness periods. “Addressing vital points like anaemia by community-based and on-line initiatives means accelerating and supporting a knowledge-sharing course of,” stated Samer AbdelJaber, WFP Representative and Country Director in Palestine. “Through hands-on initiatives and harnessing the ability of know-how, we work collectively to construct a course of that finally goals not simply to share info however to encourage folks to use it to their on a regular basis actions.”

Through consciousness periods given to pregnant and nursing girls in addition to moms of youngsters underneath 5, the marketing campaign offers info to contributors on iron-rich meals objects and anaemia prevention. The periods embrace edutainment actions and discussions with nutritionists along with wholesome cooking periods on the preparation of iron-rich meals.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), iron deficiency is an intermediate public well being downside in Palestine, particularly amongst kids underneath 5. Through this marketing campaign, WFP goals to help moms and households in bettering their vitamin whereas boosting dietary iron consumption. WFP may also present some contributors with periods on residence gardening and iron-rich plant gardening by the “develop your individual backyard” exercise.

These actions will encourage contributors to make wholesome meals and life-style selections for themselves and their households, contributing to bettering their total dietary standing. SBCC method combines parts of interpersonal communication, social change, advocacy, and group engagement to help people, households, and communities in adopting and sustaining high-impact vitamin behaviours or practices.

In Palestine, WFP offers meals help to essentially the most susceptible folks by in-kind meals and cash-based transfers. We are additionally supporting long-term resilience through a livelihood method that employs focused coaching, supporting skills-focused employment alternatives, and offering home-based agricultural property to enhance the meals safety and dietary wants of essentially the most susceptible and impacted Palestinian households. WFP additionally works with companions, donors, and native establishments to supply technical help to boost the capability of nationwide companions and nationwide social safety methods.


The United Nations World Food Programme is the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. We are the world’s largest humanitarian group, saving lives in emergencies and utilizing meals help to construct a pathway to peace, stability and prosperity for folks recovering from battle, disasters, and the influence of local weather change.

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For extra info, please contact (e-mail deal with: [email protected]):

Nour Hammad, WFP/Jerusalem,
Mob. +970 59 4886659

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