Iraq http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Iraq Country content en Kuwait Contribution To WFP Brings Food To Iraqis Displaced By Violence http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/kuwait-contribution-wfp-brings-food-iraqis-displaced-violence ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$2 million from the government of Kuwait to help bring desperately-needed food to thousands of Iraqi families displaced from their homes due to the conflict that started in Mosul in June. Iraq Middle East Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:38:30 +0000 WFP 642435 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Assists Displaced Iraqi Families At Baharka Camp http://www.wfp.org/photos/gallery/wfp-assistance-mosul-idps-baharka-camp Thousands of internally displaced people have been transferred from Khazir Camp at the borders of Erbil in the Kurdistan region to Baharka camp inside Erbil. Although there are tents installed there, many prefer to stay at the warehouse area because of the extreme heat inside the tents. Some are awaiting flights to the south where they have family, while others have no place to go and no more income on which to subsist.  WFP has started distribution of ready-to-eat food such as canned meat, jam, tea and bread to displaced families since the first day they arrived to Baharka Camp. Iraq Global Emergencies Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:19:25 +0000 WFP 642307 at http://www.wfp.org Iraq: Heat and Dust in Khazir Camp http://www.wfp.org/videos/iraq-heat-and-dust-khazir-camp Thousands of IDPs fled from the conflict in Talafar and other areas of Mosul seeking safety in the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. Stories WFP in Action Iraq English Global Middle East Video stories Wed, 16 Jul 2014 09:50:33 +0000 WFP 642338 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Delivers Food To Iraqi Families Displaced From Mosul http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-delivers-food-iraqi-families-displaced-mosul As violence escalates in Mosul and neighbouring cities in northern Iraq, thousands of people are fleeing their homes in search of safety. Stories WFP in Action Iraq English Middle East Video stories Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:35:53 +0000 WFP 642260 at http://www.wfp.org Three Generations Of An Iraqi Family Displaced In Peramagroon http://www.wfp.org/stories/three-generations-iraqi-family-displaced-peramagroon When violence broke out in Samaraa city in Iraq’s Salaheldin governorate, Umm Ibrahim, an Iraqi woman in her eighties, took shelter with nine other family members inside a relative’s garage. Two nights later, they fled to Peramagroon district in the nearby Suleymaniyah governorate, where they now live inside a public school with twelve other displaced families. Iraq Global Middle East Refugees and IDPs Thu, 10 Jul 2014 14:28:54 +0000 WFP 642252 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Delivers Food To Iraqi Families Displaced From Mosul http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-delivers-food-iraqi-families-displaced-mosul As violence escalates in Mosul and neighbouring cities in northern Iraq, thousands of people are fleeing their homes in search of safety.  Esmat Ahmed, an Iraqi man in his late twenties, left his house and belongings in Hay El Baker village in Mosul last month. He braved the scorching heat and closed-off roads to walk to the neighbouring town of Qasrok, located in the Kurdistan region of Iraq where he now shares a small rented apartment with 14 other family members. Emergency Operation (EMOP) Responding to Emergencies Iraq Local Middle East Refugees and IDPs Thu, 03 Jul 2014 12:37:12 +0000 WFP 642156 at http://www.wfp.org Iraq's Hungry Poor Hit Hard By New Crisis http://www.wfp.org/videos/hungry-poor-hit-hard-new-crisis Yet again, a humanitarian crisis has hit war-torn Iraq. WFP has launched an emergency operation to feed more than half a million people affected by the latest conflict in the north. “The hungry poor are the most affected – many of them displaced in very harsh conditions,” said WFP’s Executive Director, Ertharin Cousin, during her trip to the affected area in late June. Stories Hunger TV Iraq English Global Middle East Video stories Refugees and IDPs Wed, 25 Jun 2014 12:13:30 +0000 WFP 642064 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Executive Director Assesses Humanitarian Needs In Northern Iraq http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-executive-director-assesses-humanitarian-needs-northern-iraq ERBIL, Iraq – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin on Wednesday ended a two-day visit to Iraq, after meeting families who have fled from the violence in Mosul and holding high-level talks with the Kurdistan Regional Government and other officials. Iraq Global Middle East Emergencies Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:35:09 +0000 WFP 642058 at http://www.wfp.org Iraq: Fleeing Conflict In North, Families Face Harsh Conditions http://www.wfp.org/stories/wfp-head-assesses-humanitarian-needs-northern-iraq WFP is in emergency mode in northern Iraq as it goes about organizing a food assistance operation for half a million people hit by the latest conflict there. Ertharin Cousin travelled to the region this week to see the impact of this new humanitarian crisis first-hand. She found some displaced families living in extremely harsh conditions and highlighted the need for international support. ED - E.Cousin Iraq Middle East Executive Director - Ertharin Cousin Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:03:10 +0000 Martin Penner 642056 at http://www.wfp.org Scorching Heat and Bloodshed Fuelling a Humanitarian Crises as WFP Chief Visits Iraq (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/scorching-heat-and-bloodshed-fuelling-humanitarian-crises-wfp-chief-visits-iraq-media ERBIL, Iraq – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin on Wednesday ended a two-day visit to Iraq after high-level talks with government officials in the Kurdistan Regional Government, donors, and meeting displaced families who fled the violence in Mosul. WFP has launched an emergency operation to feed the conflict-affected population in Iraq and its operations to feed over half a million people of the newly displaced people amid security and funding challenges. Before the latest wave of displacements, starting with the violence in Mosul, WFP has already been assisting 240,000 people displaced by conflict in Iraq’s al-Anbar Governorate, as well as more than 100,000 refugees from the conflict in Syria who are sheltering in Iraq.  WFP in Action ED - E.Cousin Responding to Emergencies Iraq English Middle East Video News Release Emergencies Refugees and IDPs Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:42:30 +0000 WFP 642054 at http://www.wfp.org