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21 December 2012

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) will start providing ready-to-eat food to 125,000 vulnerable Palestinians and displaced Syrians caught up in fighting around Yarmouk camp in Damascus.


4 December 2012

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that the recent escalation of violence in Syria is making it more difficult to reach the country’s hardest-hit areas and that food insecurity is on the rise due to bread shortages and higher food prices in many parts of the country. High prices are also affecting neighbouring countries hosting Syrian refugees.


20 September 2012

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is today providing journalists and the online public with a unique opportunity to hear the latest on food relief operations in Syria from a senior staff member who has spent the last five days in Homs, Yabroud and Damascus.


2 August 2012

DAMASCUS/ROME – Up to 3 million people are in need of food, crop and livestock assistance over the coming year, according to a recent assessment carried out by the United Nations and the Syrian government.


1 August 2012

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has sent food assistance for distribution to 28,000 people in Aleppo over the next few days, following reports of shortages of food, gas and electricity after weeks of violence in Syria’s largest city.


24 April 2012

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up food assistance to reach a quarter million people by the end of this month inside Syria with plans to double the caseload to reach 500,000 people in the coming weeks.

Climate Change
7 December 2009

As hunger reaches unprecedented levels, striking more than a billion people for the first time in history, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deploying technology in new ways to help get food onto the plates of the hungry, while supporting local markets.

Urban Food Insecurity, Food Prices
27 October 2009

2 October 2008

WFP and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) began a massive distribution of food and other items on Sunday to over three times more vulnerable Iraqi refugees than assisted in the past.


27 November 2007

WFP Executive Director Josette Sheeran will travel to the Middle East this week for her first visit to the region, where WFP has projects to create assets for the poorest and most vulnerable people in Egypt and to provide food assistance for tens of thousands of Iraqi refugees in Syria.