News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
16 December 2016

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Statement On Aleppo

ROME – For months, the world has watched as the cruelty of war has descended upon the people of Aleppo. As Aleppo and its people have suffered, so has our collective humanity. In recent days, WFP and its partners have provided food to thousands driven from their homes as conflict consumed Aleppo.

Responding to Emergencies
23 November 2016

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator In Jordan Announces The Resumption Of Life-Saving Humanitarian Assistance At The Jordanian-Syrian Borders

(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).

16 November 2016

Saudi Arabia Supports WFP Operations In Syria, Palestine & Ethiopia

RIYADH – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$12 million contribution from the King Salman for Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KSrelief) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to support WFP’s humanitarian operations in Syria, Palestine and Ethiopia.

RBA
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.

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