News release
18 April 2013

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme today welcomed a contribution of US$40 million from the government of Kuwait to provide assistance to Syrians in acute need. 

Cash and Vouchers, Emergencies
16 April 2013

ANKARA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the Turkish Red Crescent (TRC) expanded today its food assistance programme into four new camps in Turkey doubling the number of Syrians that it now supports in Turkish camps to 80,000 people.

15 April 2013

After more than two years of conflict in Syria, the heads of five UN agencies appeal to political leaders to find a peaceful solution before hundreds of thousands more people lose their homes and lives.

11 April 2013

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AMMAN – The internationally acclaimed British singer and composer Sami Yusuf visited Zaatari camp in Jordan yesterday where he saw at first hand the plight of refugees who fled the conflict in Syria.

4 April 2013

AMMAN – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has launched school feeding projects for more than 10,500 Syrian children attending schools in refugee camps in Jordan and Iraq to boost nutrition and encourage children to come to school.

2 April 2013

DAMASCUS – The growing cycle of violence in Syria is preventing life-saving food aid from reaching many of the millions of vulnerable Syrians in need, says the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), calling on all parties to allow humanitarian aid to pass safely into disputed and conflict zones.

15 March 2013

BANGKOK/SINGAPORE – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and online social movement are launching a new partnership to raise funds for the global fight against hunger. The first campaign under the partnership will benefit WFP’s emergency operation to meet the needs of people affected by conflict in Syria.

14 March 2013

DAMASCUS – Two years into the Syria crisis, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) faces severe challenges in expanding its emergency operation to feed millions of conflict-affected people, as a result of funding shortages.

6 March 2013

OTTAWA – Today the Minister of International Cooperation, the Honorable Julian Fantino, and senior members of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) met with the Executive Director of the Rome-based United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, to reaffirm their shared commitment to end hunger and malnutrition.

21 February 2013

BANGKOK – Online gamers and followers of fashion today have a new way to support the United Nations World Food Programme’s (WFP) emergency food assistance operation in Syria thanks to a ground-breaking initiative with Facebook game Stylista ( Stylista is the brainchild of Sandbox Global, a digital gaming company based in Bangkok, Thailand.