4 January 2013
The conflict in Syria has led thousands of Syrians to flee seeking safety in neighbouring Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Food is one of their priority needs and WFP is responding with an operation to assist refugees in all five countries. WFP is providing assistance mainly through food vouchers redeemable in local shops as well as direct food distributions in some areas where beneficiaries cannot access markets easily.
13 December 2012
Zeina, 10, and her family were displaced three times inside Syria before coming to Jordan in search of safety. Originally from Homs, the scene of some of the worst fighting in the past months, Zeina’s family shuttled across Syria until they ended up in Zaatari camp.
30 November 2012
As Feryal waited at a WFP distribution point, she managed a smile for her two daughters, Nour and Batoul. But the mother was clearly still in shock over what had happened to her family since her husband’s death a few weeks ago in their Syrian hometown of Daraa. She is just one of the people WFP is helping at Zaatari refugee camp.
13 August 2012
On 29 July, the Zaatari camp in Marfaq, south of the Syrian border, became Jordan’s first official camp for Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country. As Jordan continues to receive tens of thousands of Syrians, opening this camp had become necessary to accommodate terrified families.
23 July 2012
As conflict intensified in Damascus and Aleppo, thousands of Syrians crossed to Jordan seeking safety. The spill of Syrian refugees into Jordan has reached its peak this week with two thousand Syrians crossing on one single day. Many of them sought to quench their children’s hunger. Oum Qassem arrived recently with her family to the Cyber City transit centre in Ramtha, north of Jordan. There, WFP is providing weekly family food packages as the centre has been equipped with cooking facilities.
25 April 2012
In response to the Syrian emergency, WFP Jordan started on 19 April hot meals distribution for 1,000 Syrian refugees living in guest houses in two locations in Ramtha on the Jordanian Syrian border. Over one year of crisis in Syria has caused a deterioration of living conditions.
15 October 2008
As the sun set, the rocks of Petra turned from orange, to rose pink, then slowly to purple, and the Prague Philharmonia struck up with the overture of Rossini’s Barber of Seville, filling the natural theatre with sound.
18 May 2007
Over 100 vintage cars rolled out of Oberstaufen in Germany today, officially beginning the second 5,000-kilometre Allgaeu-Orient Rally against Hunger.
- Syrian refugees pursue education for their children, in hope for the future Source: CNA
- Jordan Opens Second Camp for Syria Refugees Source: Naharnet/ AFP
- U.N. Warns of Dire Rise in Refugees From Syria Source: The New York Times
- UNHCR calls for plan to build emergency camps for Syrians Source: The Jordan Times
- Jordan prepares third Syrian camp as refugee ‘crisis’ grows Source: The Jordan Times