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

16 February 2016

WFP Uses Innovative Iris Scan Technology To Provide Food Assistance To Syrian Refugees In Jordan

 AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Jordan launched today an innovative iris scan payment system, allowing Syrian refugees living in camps to purchase food items from local shops using the scan of their eye instead of cash, vouchers or credit cards.

9 February 2016

World Food Programme Provides Food To Syrians Fleeing Aleppo Fighting

DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has started distributing urgently needed food to people displaced by the recent surge in violence in northern Aleppo.

4 February 2016

Unprecedented German Contribution To WFP Brings Hope To Millions In Syria Crisis

LONDON – At the Supporting Syria and the Region conference today, the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, personally thanked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for her government’s landmark contribution to WFP of €570 million (US$623 million) from the German Federal Foreign Office (GFFO) and the Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

4 February 2016

WFP Takes Part Today In Supporting Syria And The Region Conference In London

What: Syria is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis and and the Supporting Syria and the Region Conference in London brings together donors, host governments, aid agencies and civil society to address immediate humanitarian relief alongside longer-term needs such as jobs, education and livelihoods.

21 January 2016

More Than 100 Humanitarian Organizations And UN Agencies Urge Public To Join Syria Appeal

ROME – More than 100 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a powerful joint appeal today, urging people around the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians.

14 January 2016

ShareTheMeal App Hits First Target, Now Raises Funds For Children, Mothers And Mums-To-Be In Syria

ROME – Two months after its global launch, the United Nations World Food Programme’s ShareTheMeal app has fulfilled its goal of ensuring 20,000 Syrian refugee children in Jordan will have vital nutrition at school for one year. Starting today, app users can help a new group of needy Syrians with a tap on their smartphones – mothers, children and mums-to-be in the war-torn city of Homs.

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