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Syria emergency
1 July 2015

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.


30 March 2015

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), in collaboration with the Royal Health Awareness Society and the Ministry of Education, has started a pilot project to provide school meals to around 2,300 students in 10 public schools in Madaba governorate in central Jordan.

Syria emergency
19 March 2015

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that its food assistance for Syrian refugees living in Jordanian communities will be prioritized further to make sure support goes to those most in need.

Syria emergency
6 February 2015

Statement from WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME - As the world mourns the senseless murder of Kenji Goto, the Syria Crisis staff of the United Nations World Food Programme are remembering him for the incredible support he provided to WFP in the last few years of his life. Kenji was an ally in the fight against hunger, covering our Syria operations extensively and traveling to refugee camps with our staff on a regular basis.

Syria emergency
10 December 2014

ROME – Following an unprecedented social media campaign, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today the tally of contributions by government donors towards the reinstatement of food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees.

Emergencies
15 October 2014

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is taking action to prioritise the most vulnerable families among the half a million Syrian refugees in Jordan who receive vital assistance in the form of vouchers for food. As a consequence, some 12,000 households who have access to sufficient income or support networks to meet their own food requirements will be removed from WFP’s monthly voucher programme.

School Meals
19 May 2014

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) started today distributing locally produced date bars enriched with vitamins and minerals as part of Jordan’s national school feeding programme.

Emergencies
9 April 2014

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has received a fresh contribution of €500,000 (US$684,000) from the Government of France towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting thousands of Syrian refugees who have fled to Jordan.

Emergencies
1 April 2014

ROME/GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of US$31 million from the Government of the United Arab Emirates towards its emergency humanitarian operations in Syria.

Emergencies
17 March 2014

Amman, 15 March 2014 – Three years after the beginning of the devastating conflict in Syria, some 585,000 Syrians have fled their homes for safety in Jordan. Over half of the Syrian refugees in Jordan are children, who have witnessed unspeakable horrors and whose lives have been interrupted by violence and displacement. Most Syrian refugees have been displaced several times inside Syria before they took the difficult decision to leave their home country. After over 1,000 days of conflict the violence shows no sign of abating