Jordan http://www.wfp.org/feeds/Jordan Country content en WFP Delivers Life Saving Food to People Stranded at Syria-Jordan Border (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-delivers-life-saving-food-people-stranded-syria-jordan-border-media AMMAN – Syrians stranded at the border with Jordan received this week much-needed food and other supplies in a unique operation that saw the aid hoisted by crane across the closed frontier. More than 75,000 people seeking to escape the conflict in Syria are living in an area of earthen embankments between the two countries known as the “berm”. Jordan sealed the area following an attack in June on Jordanian military personnel. Before the border closure, UN agencies and aid organizations regularly delivered supplies from the Jordanian side to people stranded in no man’s land. The success of the operation was a result of joint UN efforts led by the World Food Programme, involving support from the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan and the Embassy of the United States of America in Amman. Aid professionals WFP in Action Logistics Responding to Emergencies Jordan Syrian Arab Republic English Middle East Syria emergency Video News Release Refugees and IDPs General Food Distribution Logistics Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:53:49 +0000 WFP 650156 at http://www.wfp.org Cranes Deliver Life-Saving Assistance To Syrians Stranded At Jordanian Border Areas http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/cranes-deliver-life-saving-assistance-to-syrians-stranded-at-jordanian-border-areas%20 AMMAN – Syrians stranded at the border with Jordan received this week much-needed food and other supplies in a unique operation that saw the aid hoisted by crane across the closed frontier. Responding to Emergencies Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Syria Global Middle East Syria emergency Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:30:00 +0000 WFP 650153 at http://www.wfp.org UN Agencies Deliver Urgent Relief To People Stranded At Syria-Jordan Border http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/un-agencies-deliver-urgent-relief-to-people-stranded-at-syria-jordan-border AMMAN – World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi, UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake, and International Organization for Migration (IOM) Director-General William Lacy Swing today announced the successful completion of a relief operation to provide more than 75,000 people with food and humanitarian relief items.  Statement Responding to Emergencies Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Syria Global Middle East Syria emergency Thu, 04 Aug 2016 14:00:00 +0000 WFP 650146 at http://www.wfp.org Ramadan In Zaatari Camp In Jordan, Not Quite Home for Syria's Refugees http://www.wfp.org/stories/ramadan-zaatari-camp-jordan-not-quite-home The holy month of Ramadan is when families come together around one table at the same time every day for 30 days. But for many Syrians, Ramadan is not the big feast it used to be; it is a reminder of what they lost, what they long for and what they hope they will one day have again. In Zaatari Camp, where about 80,000 people live, big family gatherings around the “Iftar” table as they break the day-long fast is now a distant memory. WFP is providing food assistance to more than half a million Syrians in Jordan through its innovative e-voucher (or e-cards) programme. As we remember refugees around the globe on World Refugee Day on Monday 20 June, we remember the plight of hundreds of thousands of Syrians who have left behind a whole life and family member they do not know when or if they will ever see again.  Responding to Emergencies Jordan Syria Global Middle East Cash and Vouchers Emergencies Refugees and IDPs Thu, 16 Jun 2016 14:53:44 +0000 Shada Moghraby 649876 at http://www.wfp.org 10 Ways to Stay Fit and Healthy During Ramadan http://www.wfp.org/stories/10-ways-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 http://www.wfp.org WFP Delivers Food in Syria by Air and by Road (For the Media) http://www.wfp.org/videos/wfp-delivers-food-syria-air-and-road-media In the last few weeks, WFP and its humanitarian partners reached more people in besieged areas than at any other time since the beginning of the conflict, providing life-saving support including food and nutrition products to thousands of families. WFP has carried out over twenty two airdrops over the besieged eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor, dropping urgently needed food assistance – mainly rice, chickpeas, vegetable oil, sugar, salt, bulgur and beans -- to meet the immediate needs of over 100,000 people. WFP will continue to send food and other humanitarian supplies by air in the next few weeks. WFP has delivered food assistance for almost 3.9 million people during the month of April.  WFP in Action Logistics Responding to Emergencies Jordan Syrian Arab Republic English Airdrops Middle East Syria emergency Video News Release Logistics Tue, 03 May 2016 15:11:40 +0000 WFP 649538 at http://www.wfp.org Germany‚Äôs Pledge Allows WFP To Restore Full Support To Syrian Refugees In Jordan http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/germany-pledge-allows-wfp-restore-full-support-syrian-refugees-jordan AMMAN – Thanks to a generous and timely pledge from Germany, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reinstated the full value of the electronic food vouchers it uses to provide vital support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Syrians in Jordan in March. Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Middle East Mon, 07 Mar 2016 07:19:55 +0000 WFP 649197 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Restores Full Rations To Syrian People Thanks To Unprecedented Donor Support http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-restores-full-rations-syrian-people-thanks-unprecedented-donor-support ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that new funding, pledged during the “Supporting Syria and the Region Conference” in London earlier this month, will allow WFP to fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrians. Egypt Jordan Lebanon Syrian Arab Republic Turkey Syria Global Middle East Syria emergency Mon, 29 Feb 2016 09:58:52 +0000 WFP 649111 at http://www.wfp.org WFP Uses Innovative Iris Scan Technology To Provide Food Assistance To Syrian Refugees In Jordan http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/world-food-programme-uses-innovative-iris-scan-technology-provide-food-assistance-  AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan launched today an innovative iris scan payment system, allowing Syrian refugees living in camps to purchase food items from local shops using the scan of their eye instead of cash, vouchers or credit cards. Jordan Lebanon Syrian Arab Republic Global Middle East Tue, 16 Feb 2016 13:25:09 +0000 WFP 649017 at http://www.wfp.org UNICEF And WFP Launch Second Joint Programme To Help Syrian Children Weather The Harsh Winter In Jordan http://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/unicef-and-wfp-launch-second-joint-programme-help-syrian-children-weather-harsh-wi AMMAN, Jordan – As the harsh cold winter approaches Jordan, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) have launched a winter cash assistance programme that will allow vulnerable Syrian families in Za’atari and Azraq camps to buy warm winter clothing for all their children.  Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Middle East Mon, 14 Dec 2015 11:25:17 +0000 WFP 648660 at http://www.wfp.org