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10 June 2016

WFP Food Reaches Families In The Besieged Town Of Darayya

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.

Responding to Emergencies
3 June 2016

WFP Plan To Provide Humanitarian Aid Deliveries By Air In Syria

In response to the request of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) WFP has developed a plan to provide humanitarian aid deliveries by air to besieged areas inside Syria. The plan considers the various modes of delivery that would be possible to the 19 besieged areas identified by the UN.

26 May 2016

WFP Launches Arabic Version Of Award -Winning ShareTheMeal App To Feed Syrian Refugee Children During Ramadan

ROME – Smartphone users in the Arabic-speaking world can help feed Syrian refugee children in Lebanon with just a tap on their mobile phones through the innovative ShareTheMeal application, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today.

25 May 2016

WFP Ambassador Against Hunger Hend Sabry Visits Syrian Refugees In Beirut

BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger Hend Sabry visited Syrian refugees in Beirut ahead of the holy month of Ramadan to highlight WFP’s award-winning mobile phone application ShareTheMeal, which provides an easy means for smartphone users to help feed Syrian refugee children in Lebanon with just a tap on their phones.

28 April 2016

WFP Launches Cash Cards For Displaced Families And Syrian Refugees In Iraq

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a digital cash card programme to provide food assistance to thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq.

27 April 2016

WFP’s ShareTheMeal App Now Raising Funds For Syrian Refugee Children In Lebanon

ROME – ShareTheMeal, the award-winning app developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is switching its fundraising efforts to support Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.

10 April 2016

WFP Food Assistance Arrives By Air For Besieged People In Deir Ezzor

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) delivered food by air today for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.

School Meals
4 April 2016

WFP Launches School Meals Programme To Support Both Lebanese And Syrian Children

BEIRUT – In March, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a school meals programme, which supports both Lebanese and Syrian children attending public primary schools across Lebanon.

17 March 2016

ShareTheMeal App Wins SXSW Interactive Innovation Award

ROME – The ShareTheMeal app, developed by the United Nations World Food Programme, won an Interactive Innovation Award in the “New Economy” category at this year’s South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

15 March 2016

More than 100 humanitarian agencies call for immediate and sustained access in Syria

GENEVA – One hundred and two humanitarian agencies today urged sustained and unconditional humanitarian access to all Syrians.

The appeal was made on the fifth anniversary of the start of the conflict in Syria.

The appeal and signatories are below.

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