Iraq Country content en Iraq: Escaping Islamic State — Mohammed’s 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 WFP Reaches Town In Northern Iraq After Siege, Welcomes Support From 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 WFP Distributes Food To Families In Northern Iraqi Town Besieged For 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 Protracted Conflicts Causing Alarming Spikes In 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 WFP Alarmed At Dire Conditions For More Than 85,000 People Who Have Fled Fallujah BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is very concerned about the extremely dire conditions for more than 85,000 people who have fled the besieged city of Fallujah and its surroundings in Iraq’s Anbar governorate over the last month. Responding to Emergencies Iraq Middle East Emergencies Mon, 27 Jun 2016 09:12:05 +0000 WFP 649926 at 10 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy During Ramadan It is important that staff maintain healthy, nutritious eating habits when observing Ramadan. Muslims worldwide are observing Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, as a month of fasting. Algeria Bangladesh Egypt Indonesia Iran Iraq Jordan Libya Morocco Pakistan Palestine, State of Sudan Syrian Arab Republic Tunisia Turkey Yemen Thu, 09 Jun 2016 12:46:58 +0000 WFP 649820 at “We Came with Nothing, We Have Nothing”: Thousands flee Fallujah as Fighting Intensifies Joint Press Statement: UNICEF, WFP, IOM & WHO BAGHDAD – The UN and partners are in a race against time to provide life-saving assistance to people fleeing escalating violence in Anbar, particularly around the battle for Fallujah. Iraq Middle East Tue, 07 Jun 2016 13:51:59 +0000 WFP 649794 at WFP Launches Cash Cards For Displaced Families And Syrian Refugees In Iraq BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a digital cash card programme to provide food assistance to thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq. Iraq Syrian Arab Republic Global Middle East Cash and Vouchers Thu, 28 Apr 2016 08:51:53 +0000 WFP 649520 at USAID’s Food For Peace Provides US$41 Million To Help WFP Support Displaced Families In Iraq BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Iraq has welcomed a contribution of US$41 million from the Government of the United States to provide vital food assistance for over 1.3 million displaced Iraqis. Iraq Middle East Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:15:26 +0000 WFP 649425 at Japan Contribution Helps WFP Support Displaced Iraqis And Syrian Refugees In Iraq BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of Japan towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting displaced Iraqis and Syrian refugees inside Iraq. Iraq Middle East Sun, 27 Mar 2016 06:19:17 +0000 WFP 649334 at