Jordan Country content en WFP Delivers Food in Syria by Air and by Road (For the 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 Germany‚Äôs Pledge Allows WFP To Restore Full Support To Syrian Refugees In 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 WFP Restores Full Rations To Syrian People Thanks To 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 WFP Uses Innovative Iris Scan Technology To Provide Food Assistance To Syrian Refugees In Jordan  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 UNICEF And WFP Launch Second Joint Programme To Help Syrian Children Weather The Harsh Winter In Jordan 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 Women In Zaatari: An Oasis Away From Home It’s been almost five years since the Syria crisis started, one that has claimed the lives of many innocent people and left hundreds of thousands of women fighting a lone battle for survival. Many of these women have suffered unthinkable trauma. Many have crumbled under the pressure. But in a warehouse located in the heart of Jordan’s Zaatari camp for Syrian refugees, a group of women have decided to show us how to break the cycle of despair and transform tragedy into opportunity for personal growth.  Focus on Women Jordan Syria Global Middle East Focus on Women Thu, 10 Dec 2015 10:28:10 +0000 Shada Moghraby 648556 at WFP Launches Free App for Smartphone Users to Help Feed Syrian Refugee Children (For the Media) ROME – Smartphone users will now be able to help feed Syrian refugee children with a tap on their mobile phone thanks to the ShareTheMeal app, developed by the United Nations World Food Programme and launched in countries around the world today. Users can participate whenever they want and wherever they are. They can “share” their meals while having dinner with friends or eating lunch at the office. Even a donation as small as 50 US cents will provide a child with vital nutrition for a day. Contributions will benefit Syrian refugee children in Jordan who are part of WFP’s school meals programme. The free app will be available for iOS and Android from 12 November in app stores worldwide. It only takes 30 seconds to register and users can start sharing meals with hungry children and follow the impact of their donations.  Jordan English Europe Middle East Video News Release School Meals Thu, 12 Nov 2015 10:10:05 +0000 WFP 648385 at WFP Executive Director Implores Global Community To Continue Support For Syrian Refugees BEIRUT – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin concluded a visit to Jordan and Lebanon on Thursday by calling upon the international community to continue supporting Syrian refugees displaced in neighbouring countries and appealing to the world not to forget this crisis. Responding to Emergencies Jordan Lebanon Syrian Arab Republic Syria Global Middle East Syria emergency Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:37:36 +0000 WFP 647585 at WFP Executive Director Raises Alarm About Assistance Cuts For Syrian Refugees In Jordan AMMAN - Concerned by the deteriorating conditions of Syrian refugees in Jordan, the Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, has concluded a visit to the Kingdom, during which she met Syrian families and heard the hopes and fears of young people. Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Global Middle East Emergencies Wed, 12 Aug 2015 08:55:59 +0000 WFP 647570 at WFP Avoids Suspension Of Food Assistance For Syrian Refugees, Thanks To U.S. Contribution AMMAN – Concerned that it might have to suspend food assistance for nearly half a million refugees in Jordan, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that it will proceed with assistance next month, albeit at a reduced level, thanks to a substantial contribution from the United States of America. Responding to Emergencies Egypt Jordan Lebanon Syrian Arab Republic Global Middle East Syria emergency Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:04:42 +0000 WFP 647499 at