Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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).
Statement from Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme
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).
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.
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.
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DAMASCUS – The first UN World Food Programme (WFP) flight carrying food to families cut off from humanitarian supplies in Al Hassakeh Governorate landed Saturday night in Qamishly airport.
DAMASCUS – Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the year with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
ROME – The World Food Programme’s (WFP) ShareTheMeal app reached its goal of providing food for a full year to 1,400 Syrian refugee children in Beirut, Lebanon, in just seven weeks. This was possible in large part because of overwhelming support from 20,000 users who gave at the start of Ramadan through the app’s new Arabic language version.
DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered food for the first time since 2012 to the besieged town of Darayya, a suburb of Damascus, as part of a joint UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy.