WFP e-card system attract the attention of international community

mergency Coordinator Jean-Yves Lequime and Her Royal Highness, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, visit Nizip 2 camp./Photo by Abeer ETEFA

Emergency Coordinator Jean-Yves Lequime and Her Royal Highness, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, visit Nizip 2 camp./Photo by Abeer ETEFA

In November, WFP and Turkish Red Crescent , in coordination with local camp authorities, welcomed four missions to the camps in Turkey. On 20 November, Her Royal Highness, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg visited Nizip 2 camp and announced two additional contributions to WFP and UNICEF for their programmes in Turkey. On 21 November, Ms. Dina Esposito, Director of USAID Food-For-Peace visited the tent camp in Osmaniye. On 27-28 November, Mr. Yutaka Yokoi, Ambassador of Japan to Turkey, visited both Osmaniye and Nizip 2 camps. Lastly, on 29 November, 14 Ambassadors from the EU visited Islahiye camp. All missions were welcomed by the Government of Turkey and local authorities, camp management and Gaziantep WFP/TRC teams. Visitors were given a tour of the camps and the opportunity to see the E-Food Card Programme in action as well as discuss the programme and camp life with beneficiaries. All missions expressed their appreciation and congratulated WFP and TRC with regard to the efficacy and positive outcomes of the programme.