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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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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.

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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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11 March 2016

Joint Statement on Syria

After five years of a brutal and senseless conflict over a quarter of a million Syrians have been killed and over half the population forced from their homes out of fear and want. Some 4.6 million people are barely existing in places that few can leave and aid cannot reach. A further 4.8 million people have fled the country. Syria today is a very different place – almost unrecognizable in parts – that will take generations to rebuild.

7 March 2016

Germany’s Pledge Allows WFP To Restore Full Support To Syrian Refugees In Jordan

AMMAN – Thanks to a generous and timely pledge from Germany, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has reinstated the full value of the electronic food vouchers it uses to provide vital support to hundreds of thousands of vulnerable Syrians in Jordan in March.

4 March 2016

WFP Welcomes €40 Million Contribution From European Union For Syrian Refugees In Turkey

ANKARA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of €40 million (US$43.8 million) from the European Union to continue and scale up vital assistance to Syrian refugees in Turkey.

29 February 2016

WFP Restores Full Rations To Syrian People Thanks To Unprecedented Donor Support

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today that new funding, pledged during the “Supporting Syria and the Region Conference” in London earlier this month, will allow WFP to fully reinstate its food assistance to Syrians.

18 February 2016

Breakthrough In Access As WFP Delivers Life-Saving Food To Five Besieged Towns In Syria

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) delivered desperately-needed food for over 80,000 people who have been stranded in five besieged Syrian towns, in a series of UN interagency convoys that took place throughout the night and were completed this morning.

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