News release
Syria emergency
10 November 2014

AMMAN – On behalf of millions of Syrians affected by the protracted crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed another generous contribution from the European Commission’s Directorate General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection (ECHO) towards its life-saving response.

23 October 2014

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is providing food for tens of thousands of Syrians seeking refuge in Turkey and Iraq amid growing concern that the influx of new arrivals is further straining the agency’s ability to respond to more needs with dwindling stocks and donations running out.

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.

18 September 2014

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that it is running out of funds to provide food for almost 6 million Syrians receiving its life-saving assistance. In Syria, the size of next month’s food ration will be reduced and in neighbouring countries the number of refugees receiving food or vouchers will be cut.

2 September 2014

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) dispatched food to a record-breaking number of 4.1 million people inside war-ravaged Syria in August due to improved access with increased cross-line operations within Syria and more cross-border convoys.

Cash and Vouchers
27 August 2014

BEIRUT – Allowing Syrian refugees to buy food items of their choice, WFP’s voucher programme in Lebanon has created 1,300 jobs since 2012 and is expected to provide US$517 million in indirect benefits to the Lebanese economy this year, a WFP study has found.

Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin
12 August 2014

ROME – The World Food Programme (WFP) is joining other organizations and agencies around the globe in advance of World Humanitarian Day on 19 August to bring attention to the heroes who risk their lives every day to help people in need.

5 August 2014

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has made significant progress over the last few weeks in reaching more people affected by the violence in Syria – many of them in besieged and difficult-to-reach areas -- due to improved access through cross-line and cross-border food deliveries.

31 July 2014

WASHINGTON – The United States government is providing an additional US$185 million to the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to help feed the hungry in the fourth year of Syria’s protracted humanitarian crisis.

29 July 2014

DAMASCUS -- It is with great sadness that the staff of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Syria and beyond mark the death of their colleague Ayman Omar, Head of Security for WFP’s operation in Syria and the region.