Iraq https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Iraq Country content en School Feeding Gives Iraqi Children Hope For A Better Future https://www.wfp.org/stories/school-feeding-gives-iraqi-children-hope-better-future WFP is providing school meals in Thi Qar, one of Iraq's most disadvantaged governorates, until the end of May 2015. Improving health and education is a priority for the governorate and daily school meals give parents an incentive to send their children to school and keep them there. Mohamed Jalil is one of 21,000 children benefiting from this. School Meals Iraq Global Iraq emergency Middle East Thu, 16 Apr 2015 12:17:52 +0000 Marwa Awad 645993 at https://www.wfp.org Japan Supports WFP Food Assistance For Communities Affected By The Iraqi Crisis https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/japan-supports-wfp-food-assistance-communities-affected-iraqi-crisis BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$11.5 million from the Government of Japan for emergency food assistance to support more than 1 million conflict-affected Iraqis displaced inside their country. Iraq Middle East Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:17:54 +0000 WFP 645664 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Provides Nutritious Meals To School Children In Southern Iraq https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-provides-nutritious-meals-school-children-southern-iraq BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today it is collaborating with the government to implement a school meals programme in Thi Qar, distributing nutritious meals to 21,000 vulnerable primary school children across 73 schools in southern Iraq. School Meals Iraq Middle East Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:14:37 +0000 WFP 645663 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Assists Students In Kirkuk City https://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-assists-distressed-students-kirkuk-city Fighting in Iraq has devastated the lives of millions; there are those who managed to flee in search of safety and others who still remain in areas under the control of armed groups. Fighting has even cut connections between families separating hundreds of university students living in Kirkuk City from their displaced families. They were left without money or food. Responding to Emergencies Iraq Middle East Emergencies Refugees and IDPs Tue, 03 Mar 2015 12:38:03 +0000 WFP 645459 at https://www.wfp.org Displaced Iraqis In Three Southern Governorates Are In Critical Humanitarian Situation – WFP https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/displaced-iraqis-three-southern-governates-are-critical-humanitarian-situation BAGHDAD – The humanitarian situation of Iraqis recently displaced to the southern governorates of Najaf, Kerbala and Babel is reaching critical levels, according to an assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). Iraq Global Middle East Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:17:57 +0000 WFP 644950 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Assistance In Southern Iraq https://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/wfp-reaches-southern-iraq-food-assistance WFP reaches Southern Iraq with food assistance  Asia assistance baghdad displaced emergency operations food Iraq iraqis karbalaa mawsel middle east refugees UN WFP yezediz Global Iraq emergency Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:33:57 +0000 WFP 644913 at https://www.wfp.org Syrian Refugees From Kobane Seek Safety In Northern Iraq https://www.wfp.org/videos/syrian-refugees-kobane-seek-safety-northern-iraq As the number of Syrian refugees seeking safety in neighbouring countries increases, WFP provides food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrians in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt. Under this programme, destitute families use WFP vouchers to buy food in local shops. Transcript Of The Video Iraq Syria English Global Middle East Video stories Fri, 16 Jan 2015 10:28:05 +0000 WFP 644786 at https://www.wfp.org Iraqi Yazidis: The Life Of A Displaced Community In Five Moving Pictures https://www.wfp.org/stories/iraq-yazidis-displaced-5-gifs-kids Since June 2014, thousands of Yazidis, an ancient religious group living mostly in northern Iraq, have been living in fear and hunger on the mountain Sinjar. Families have been torn apart, enslaved, raped and beaten by militants. The lucky ones who managed to escape now find themselves struggling to survive the winter in camps or unfinished buildings. Keep reading to find out about their daily struggles, through the tears and the smiles of their youngest ones.  Iraq Global Middle East Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:50:19 +0000 Jonathan Dumont 644661 at https://www.wfp.org Iraq: Yazidis' Escape From Mt. Sinjar https://www.wfp.org/videos/iraq-yazidis-escape-mt-sinjar The Yazidi are an ancient religious group living mostly in northern Iraq. In June 2014, militants swept into their towns and villages -- kidnapping, raping and killing. Many Yazidis fled to Mt. Sinjar in fear without shelter, food or water. Kurdish soldiers have been airlifting them to safety but, they must now face the harsh winter in unfinished buildings in Iraqi Kurdistan. The World Food Programme helps by giving them food vouchers and staples like, rice, cooking oil and pasta...keeping them alive, warm and giving a little comfort to those who have lost their homes and loved ones. WFP in Action Iraq English Global Middle East Video stories Wed, 07 Jan 2015 14:46:09 +0000 WFP 644664 at https://www.wfp.org 10 Faces Of Food Assistance In 2014 https://www.wfp.org/stories/10-faces-food-assistance-2014 From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals. Central African Republic Guatemala Iraq Philippines Sierra Leone South Sudan Sri Lanka State of Palestine Syria Africa Americas Asia Middle East Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:23:43 +0000 Martin Penner 644615 at https://www.wfp.org