Iraq https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Iraq Country content en 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 As Conflict in Mosul Intensifies, WFP Reaches over a 100,000 Iraqis with Food Assistance (For the Media) https://www.wfp.org/videos/conflict-mosul-intensifies-wfp-reaches-over-100000-iraqis-food-assistance-media The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided urgently-needed food assistance to over 120,000 people fleeing the conflict in Mosul, including a distribution on Sunday to 25,000 people in Gogjali, the first neighbourhood retaken inside Mosul city. In addition to providing such assistance, WFP and its partners are working tirelessly to reach families that remain trapped in Mosul and newly recovered areas. While many people have sought safety in newly opened camps, thousands of families remain in their homes or are staying with nearby host communities. WFP is first providing ready-to-eat food rations to families wherever safe access is possible. WFP then provides family food rations giving a family of five a one-month supply of staple foods, including rice, wheat flour, chickpeas, vegetable oil, sugar and salt. WFP in Action Aid professionals Logistics Responding to Emergencies Iraq English Iraq emergency Middle East Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs Logistics Mon, 14 Nov 2016 15:38:36 +0000 WFP 650598 at https://www.wfp.org As Conflict In Mosul Intensifies, WFP Reaches Over 100,000 Iraqis With Food Assistance https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/conflict-mosul-intensifies-wfp-reaches-over-100000-iraqis-food-assistance ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has provided urgently-needed food assistance to more than 100,000 people fleeing the conflict in Mosul, including a distribution on Sunday to 25,000 people in Gogjali, the first neighbourhood retaken inside Mosul city. In addition to providing such assistance, WFP and its partners are working tirelessly to reach families that remain trapped in Mosul and newly recovered areas. Responding to Emergencies Iraq Global Middle East Emergencies Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:54:34 +0000 WFP 650597 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Launches WiFi System Connecting Syrian Refugees In Northern Iraqi Camp With Families In Syria https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-launches-wifi-system-connecting-syrian-refugees-northern-iraqi-camp-families-s ERBIL – The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched an innovative project that provides wireless internet access to Syrian refugees living in Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq, the largest refugee camp in Iraq which is home to 31,000 Syrian refugees Iraq Syrian Arab Republic Middle East Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:34:49 +0000 WFP 650552 at https://www.wfp.org Iraq: Escaping Islamic State — Mohammed’s Story https://www.wfp.org/stories/iraq-escaping-islamic-state%E2%80%8A%E2%80%94-mohammed%E2%80%99s-story Mohammed spent a year and a half living under the so-called Islamic State (IS) rule after they captured his home city of Ramadi, Iraq, more than two years ago. Finally managing to flee early last year, Mohammed and his family survived on food from the World Food Programme. Now, he is helping WFP prepare to support those who may be forced to flee the city of Mosul, as a military operation begins. Read Mohammed’s story. Iraq Global Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:00:56 +0000 WFP 650489 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Reaches Town In Northern Iraq After Siege, Welcomes Support From USAID https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-reaches-town-northern-iraq-after-siege-welcomes-support-usaid BAGHDAD – For the first time in more than two years, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed urgently-needed food for people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Shirqat, 80 kilometres south of Mosul. Until this month, the town was under siege and cut off from humanitarian access since 2014.  Responding to Emergencies Iraq Global Iraq emergency Middle East Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:00:00 +0000 WFP 650387 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Distributes Food To Families In Northern Iraqi Town Besieged For Over Two Years https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-distributes-food-families-northern-iraqi-town-besieged-over-two-years BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has distributed desperately needed food for more than 30,000 people in and around the northern Iraqi town of Qayyarah, 60 kilometres south of Mosul. The town was under siege and inaccessible for over two years.  Iraq Global Middle East Tue, 06 Sep 2016 09:30:00 +0000 WFP 650290 at https://www.wfp.org Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In Severe Hunger https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/protracted-conflicts-causing-alarming-spikes-severe-hunger Briefs for UN Security Council highlight how millions of people remain trapped in a vicious cycle of violence and hunger RBA Afghanistan Burundi Cameroon Central African Republic Chad Colombia Congo, Democratic Republic of the Côte d'Ivoire Guinea-Bissau Haiti Iraq Lebanon Liberia Mali Niger Nigeria South Sudan Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Yemen Global Rome-based agencies (RBAs) Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:58:32 +0000 WFP 650109 at https://www.wfp.org