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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
10 March 2014
GENEVA/AMMAN – In the last few weeks, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) succeeded in reaching many areas of Syria that were inaccessible for months. But as the conflict enters its fourth year, delivering food to people in desperate need remains a challenge.
10 March 2014
AMMAN – Together with partners Save the Children Jordan and Medair, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a nutrition programme for the treatment and prevention of moderate acute malnutrition among Syrian refugee women and children living in camps and communities in Jordan.
16 December 2013
DAMASCUS – The UN World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it is expanding its emergency operation to provide food assistance to over 7 million displaced Syrians inside their country and in neighbouring countries. Recent assessments show that almost half the population inside Syria is food insecure and close to 6.3 million people need urgent, life-saving, food assistance.
- 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
- 5 December 2014 1 Dollar For Syrian Refugees
- 15 October 2014 Hungry Planet episode 38
- 18 September 2014 Syria Funding Crisis
- 16 September 2014 Children Around The Globe Are Back At School, So Are WFP School Meals