14 April 2014
The ongoing conflict is making it almost impossible for Syrians to access food and now a looming drought threatens to put the lives of millions more at risk.
24 March 2014
There are people forced to gather leaves, roots and grass in a bid to quell their children’s hunger, says WFP’s Regional Emergency Coordinator Muhannad Hadi as he reflects on the humanitarian impact of the Syrian crisis. This personal view of the crisis, built up while overseeing WFP’s emergency operations, comes as the conflict moves into its fourth year.
28 February 2014
The continuing crisis in Syria has left countless people homeless and jobless. As the conflict grinds on, many families move from one place to another, seeking safety and a way to support themselves. Aziz’s family, which is from Aleppo, has migrated across Syria, then into Iraq and then back again to Syria.
13 February 2014
Simon Hacker, a Canadian national, works as a Logistics Officer for WFP in Syria. Based in Damascus, Simon is responsible for dispatching emergency food supplies for 150,000 people per day throughout the war-torn country. Here, in his diary, Simon describes a typical day in his life as he and his team attempt to proovide food assistance for 4 million Syrians each month.
23 January 2014
Thousands of Syrians continue to move from one place to another seeking nothing but safety for themselves and their loved ones. Many of them are left homeless, jobless and in fear of losing even their hope for a peaceful future. Amal is a mother of two who found herself on the run for the second time but this time without her husband whom she was separated from in Adra Al Omaleya that had been their home for the past 18 months.
14 January 2014
Rasmus Egendal is WFP Syria Deputy Regional Emergency Coordinator. Here, he reflects on the enduring mission and values that motivate his humanitarian work.
19 December 2013
When conflict spread to the northern Syrian province of Aleppo last winter, it destroyed almost everything in its path -- including the rural town where Zakiya’s home once stood. Zakiya has been on the move ever since, constantly running from a conflict that keeps finding her. Early this month she had to move again.
16 December 2013
DAMASCUS – WFP is expanding its emergency operation to provide food assistance to over 7 million Syrians who have fled the conflict and are now displaced inside their country or living in neighbouring countries. Recent assessments show that almost half the population inside Syria is food insecure and close to 6.3 million people urgently need food assistance.
5 December 2013
In Saboura, WFP food assistance reaches beneficiaries at their doorsteps. The majority of internally displaced people in this village that sits 800 metres above sea level come from the besieged town of Moadamiyeh where food, water and fuel have almost run out.
11 October 2013
WFP has begun providing Syrian refugees in Lebanon with electronic vouchers they can use to buy food at local shops. Launched in partnership with MasterCard, the programme will help over 800,000 Syrians meet their food needs while giving a boost to the local economy.
- Lebanon registers 1 million Syrian refugees Source: Mail Online
- $40 million needed each week to help Syrians Source: Khaleej Times (UAE)
- UN chief says both sides block aid to Syrians Source: China Daily
- Jordan's 'forgotten' urban refugees from Syria Source: BBC News
- UN aid trucks cross from Turkey to Syria Source: Turkish Press
- 24 March 2014 UN Convoy Brings Food Into Syria From Turkey
- 14 March 2014 Displaced Families Receiving Food Inside War-Torn Syria
- 14 March 2014 Slice Of Life: A Syrian Family In Wartime