Iraq https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Iraq Country content en More Than Half Of Iraq’s Population At Risk Of Food Insecurity - Government - WFP Analysis https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/more-half-iraqs-population-risk-food-insecurity-government-wfp-analysis BAGHDAD – More than half of Iraqi families are at risk of food insecurity and can no longer absorb any further shocks such as conflict or increases in basic food prices, a joint WFP-Iraqi Government food security report said today. Iraq Middle East Mon, 10 Apr 2017 10:31:50 +0000 WFP 651072 at https://www.wfp.org New WFP Video/Photos from Iraq Shows People Fleeing Western Mosul (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/new-wfp-videophotos-iraq-shows-people-fleeing-western-mosul-media WFP is extremely concerned about an estimated 700,000 people still trapped in the western part of Mosul. WFP calls on all parties to the conflict to facilitate safe access to all those in need. Families from western Mosul began to arrive at camps six days after the offensive started. Since then, an average of 4,500 people have fled this part of the city every day, with the number of people arriving at screening centres and camps rapidly increasing. Since the start of the initial Mosul offensive in October 2016, WFP has provided ready-to-eat food for over 1.3 million people from eastern Mosul and the Mosul corridor. This includes families in camps and those remaining in their homes. WFP in Action Logistics Responding to Emergencies Iraq English Iraq emergency Middle East Video News Release Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Wed, 22 Mar 2017 14:46:31 +0000 WFP 651015 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Concerned About Desperate Reports Coming From Families Inside Western Mosul https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-concerned-about-desperate-reports-coming-families-inside-western-mosul ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions. Responding to Emergencies Iraq Middle East Emergencies Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:59:27 +0000 WFP 650947 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Welcomes Denmark’s Contribution To Support Iraqis Affected By Mosul Crisis https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-welcomes-denmarks-contribution-support-iraqis-affected-mosul-crisis ROME/BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$7.1 million from Denmark to provide emergency food assistance for thousands of Iraqi families affected by the continuing crisis in Mosul. Iraq Global Middle East Emergencies Thu, 29 Dec 2016 14:11:21 +0000 WFP 650747 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Welcomes Kuwait Contribution To Food Assistance For Iraqis Affected By Mosul Crisis https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-welcomes-kuwait-contribution-food-assistance-iraqis-affected-mosul-crisis BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$3 million from the Government of Kuwait to provide emergency food assistance for thousands of Iraqi families affected by the ongoing crisis in Mosul.  Contributions to WFP Iraq Global Middle East Fri, 16 Dec 2016 11:14:19 +0000 WFP 650712 at https://www.wfp.org UN Provides Vital Food And Aid To 42,000 People In Eastern Mosul https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/un-provides-vital-food-and-aid-42000-people-eastern-mosul BAGHDAD – In the single largest humanitarian aid delivery in eastern Mosul since the current conflict began, the World Food Programme (WFP), UNICEF and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) yesterday provided food, dignity kits, water purification tablets, jerry cans, baby hygiene kits and more for 42,000 people in eastern Mosul. For the first time in over two weeks, security conditions have allowed humanitarian agencies to reach families living in the suburbs of eastern Mosul, many of whom are in desperate need of assistance. Iraq Global Middle East Emergencies Fri, 09 Dec 2016 16:05:07 +0000 WFP 650697 at https://www.wfp.org First WFP Food Distribution In Mosul (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/first-wfp-food-distribution-mosul-media WFP yesterday delivered food to 42,000 people living in the suburbs of in eastern Mosul. These are some of the first people that have been reached by humanitarian assistance after being trapped by the protracted conflict in Mosul. Many who received assistance yesterday were in a desperate state, and have been without food and living in often terrifying conditions for several weeks. Yesterday’s distribution was the single largest humanitarian assistance operation carried out to date in the eastern part of Mosul since the recent conflict began. Fighting continues and many thousands more are faced with continuing daily life in or near to an active war zone. Since the onset of the Mosul offensive in October, WFP has provided ready-to-eat food to more than 265,000 people affected by the conflict, of which around 210,000 have also received monthly food rations. WFP currently has enough ready-to-eat food for all families affected by ongoing fighting in Mosul, and almost half a million family food rations in stock, which can feed up to 2.5 million people for one month. WFP in Action Logistics Responding to Emergencies Iraq English Iraq emergency Middle East Video News Release Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Fri, 09 Dec 2016 10:26:54 +0000 WFP 650692 at https://www.wfp.org Voices From Mosul https://www.wfp.org/stories/voices-mosul A glimpse into life under so-called Islamic State, in the words of those who escaped. Iraq Global Mon, 05 Dec 2016 09:51:24 +0000 WFP 650673 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Follows Frontlines Providing Food To Families Affected By Mosul Offensive https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-follows-frontlines-providing-food-families-affected-mosul-offensive ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) continues to follow frontlines in Mosul by delivering life-saving food assistance to families in camps and newly retaken areas. Iraq Global Middle East Emergencies Thu, 24 Nov 2016 09:40:22 +0000 WFP 650639 at https://www.wfp.org Mosul Offensive, One Month On (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/mosul-offensive-one-month-media Since the onset of the Mosul offensive in October, WFP has provided food assistance to more than 100,000 people affected by the conflict with ready-to-eat food and monthly food rations. WFP currently has enough stocks of immediate response rations outside Mosul to feed 2.1 million people for three days, and almost half a million family food rations in stock, which can feed 2.5 million people for one month. WFP calls upon all parties to the conflict to facilitate unimpeded humanitarian access to all affected communities across Iraq, including civilians displaced in and around the Mosul corridor. WFP in Action Logistics Responding to Emergencies Iraq English Iraq emergency Middle East Video News Release Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Thu, 17 Nov 2016 14:46:37 +0000 WFP 650615 at https://www.wfp.org