Jordan https://www.wfp.org/feeds/Jordan Country content en Mastercard And The World Food Programme Announce 100 Million Meals Commitment https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/mastercard-and-world-food-programme-announce-100-million-meals-commitment HAMBURG – At the Global Citizen Festival Hamburg, Mastercard and the World Food Programme (WFP) will announce a new commitment in their continued vision to reverse the cycle of hunger and poverty. Connecting Mastercard’s expertise in technology and digital innovation with WFP’s work providing vital food assistance and resilience-building programmes to vulnerable communities. 100 Million Meals is a truly global initiative designed to raise significant funds and “meals” for those in need around the world. Jordan Lebanon Syrian Arab Republic Thu, 06 Jul 2017 12:34:28 +0000 WFP 651260 at https://www.wfp.org Blockchain Against Hunger: Harnessing Technology In Support Of Syrian Refugees https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/blockchain-against-hunger-harnessing-technology-support-syrian-refugees MUNICH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is deploying cutting-edge blockchain technology to make cash-based transfers faster, cheaper and more secure. Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Middle East Tue, 30 May 2017 14:12:44 +0000 WFP 651194 at https://www.wfp.org Dubai’s Awqaf And Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) Supports WFP’s Humanitarian Operations To Help Refugees In Jordan’s Azraq Camp https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/dubai%E2%80%99s-awqaf-and-minors-affairs-foundation-amaf-supports-wfp%E2%80%99s-humanitarian-opera DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) recently distributed 68,000 ready-to-eat meals to Syrian refugees living in Jordan’s Azraq camp, thanks to a donation from WFP’s partner the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) of Dubai Government through its halal food relief programme, Salma. Jordan Middle East Mon, 06 Mar 2017 08:25:45 +0000 WFP 650960 at https://www.wfp.org MENA Initiative for School Meals and Social Protection https://www.wfp.org/videos/mena-initiative-school-meals-and-social-protection What do you know about the WFP's initiative for school meals & social protection in the Middle East? Learn how we work to create healthy environments for every child. Stories Egypt Jordan Lebanon Syrian Arab Republic Tunisia English Middle East Video stories School Meals Mon, 13 Feb 2017 23:00:00 +0000 WFP 651163 at https://www.wfp.org The UN Humanitarian Coordinator In Jordan Announces The Resumption Of Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance At The Jordanian-Syrian Borders https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/un-humanitarian-coordinator-jordan-announces-resumption-life-saving-humanitarian-a (Amman, 22 November 2016) – On Tuesday 22 November 2016, The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan announced the resumption of life-saving humanitarian assistance to an estimated 85,000 stranded Syrian at the Jordanian-Syrian borders, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP). Responding to Emergencies Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Middle East Emergencies Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:22:28 +0000 WFP 650635 at https://www.wfp.org Saudi Arabia Supports Syrians In Syria And Jordan https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/saudi-arabia-supports-syrians-syria-and-jordan RIYADH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomes a contribution of US$6 million from the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) to support displaced Syrians inside their country as well as Syrian refugees in Jordan. Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Thu, 20 Oct 2016 09:28:13 +0000 WFP 650506 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Introduces Iris Scan Technology To Provide Food Assistance To Syrian Refugees In Zaatari https://www.wfp.org/news/news-release/wfp-introduces-innovative-iris-scan-technology-provide-food-assistance-syrian-refu AMMAN – The World Food Programme (WFP) in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has introduced an innovative iris scan payment system in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp, allowing 76,000 Syrian refugees to purchase food from camp supermarkets using a scan of their eye instead of cash, vouchers or e-cards. Jordan Syrian Arab Republic Global Middle East Thu, 06 Oct 2016 08:31:47 +0000 WFP 650426 at https://www.wfp.org WFP Delivers Life Saving Food to People Stranded at Syria-Jordan Border (For the Media) https://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 https://www.wfp.org Cranes Deliver Life-Saving Assistance To Syrians Stranded At Jordanian Border Areas https://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 https://www.wfp.org UN Agencies Deliver Urgent Relief To People Stranded At Syria-Jordan Border https://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 https://www.wfp.org