News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

15 November 2016

Syria Food Production At All-Time Low

Urgent assistance to farmers critical to stemming growing food insecurity, UN agencies say

15 November 2016

Kuwait Continues To Support WFP’s Humanitarian Operations In Syria

Dubai – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of US$6 million from the Government of Kuwait to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria.

2 November 2016

WFP Launches WiFi System Connecting Syrian Refugees In Northern Iraqi Camp With Families In Syria

ERBIL – The World Food Programme (WFP) today launched an innovative project that provides wireless internet access to Syrian refugees living in Domiz refugee camp in northern Iraq, the largest refugee camp in Iraq which is home to 31,000 Syrian refugees

20 October 2016

Saudi Arabia Supports Syrians In 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.

7 October 2016

German Federal Minister Meets Syrian Refugees Buying Food At WFP Shop In Lebanon

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday welcomed Dr. Gerd Müller, Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, to Lebanon, where vulnerable Lebanese and Syrian refugee families receive monthly WFP food assistance which is largely funded by Germany this year.
6 October 2016

WFP Introduces Iris Scan Technology To Provide Food Assistance To Syrian Refugees In Zaatari

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.

School Meals
28 September 2016

Back To School And Second Year Of WFP For Lebanese And Syrian Students

BEIRUT – As the new term begins, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is again providing healthy and nutritious school food for more than 10,000 Lebanese and Syrian students attending public schools across Lebanon.

Responding to Emergencies
26 September 2016

WFP Reaches Four Besieged Syrian Towns For First Time Since April

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) yesterday delivered life-saving food assistance to besieged families in the Four Towns of Madaya and Zabadani in Rural Damascus and Foaa and Kefraya in Rural Idlib as part of a joint interagency convoy with UN agencies and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC).

20 September 2016

WFP Head Ertharin Cousin Deplores Attack On Humanitarian Convoy In Syria

Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme

8 September 2016

European Union Funds Assistance Through WFP To Assist One Million Refugees In Turkey

Statement by Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme, in response to the European Union’s announcement of the Emergency Social Safety Net (ESSN).


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