News Releases

Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.

ED - E.Cousin
30 March 2015

WFP Executive Director To Call For Greater Syria Funding At Kuwait Conference

KUWAIT CITY – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will attend the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria on Tuesday, 31 March, in Kuwait City to mobilize donor support and engage humanitarian partners in the long-term recovery and food security of the Syrian people.

23 March 2015

Kuwait Hosts WFP Photo Exhibition On Partnership To Assist Syrians In Crisis

KUWAIT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the State of Kuwait today inaugurated a photo exhibition highlighting WFP’s assistance to Syrians affected by the conflict now entering its fifth year.

19 March 2015

WFP Prioritizes Most Needy Syrian Refugees For Food Assistance In Jordanian Communities

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that its food assistance for Syrian refugees living in Jordanian communities will be prioritized further to make sure support goes to those most in need.

17 March 2015

WFP & Kuwait Host Photo Exhibition Highlighting Partnership To Assist Syrians In Crisis

ROME – A photographic exhibition opened today at the headquarters of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, showcasing the vital assistance brought to the people of Syria through the strong partnership between the State of Kuwait and WFP.

13 March 2015

As Syria Conflict Enters A Fifth Year, What Does It Take To End The Crisis And End The Suffering?

The appalling crisis in Syria is entering a fifth year. A crisis that continues to exact an unconscionable human cost. A crisis that the international community has failed to stop.

4 March 2015

Japan Supports WFP Food Assistance For Communities Affected By Syria Crisis

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$15.39 million from the Government of Japan towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting more than 6 million conflict-affected Syrians both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries.

11 February 2015

US$ 1 Million From Dubai’s International Humanitarian City Helps WFP Feed Storm-Hit Syrian Refugees

DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the UAE’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) for its US$ 1 million contribution that helped WFP feed 30,000 Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan during the month of January as they faced a severe snow storm.

ED - E.Cousin
6 February 2015

The World Food Programme Pays Tribute To Japanese Journalist Kenji Goto

Statement from WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME - As the world mourns the senseless murder of Kenji Goto, the Syria Crisis staff of the United Nations World Food Programme are remembering him for the incredible support he provided to WFP in the last few years of his life. Kenji was an ally in the fight against hunger, covering our Syria operations extensively and traveling to refugee camps with our staff on a regular basis.

2 February 2015

World Food Programme Alarmed By Images Showing ISIS Distributing WFP Food In Syria

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about images circulating on social media showing WFP food boxes bearing Islamic State in Syria (ISIS) labels. WFP is trying to verify the authenticity of the photographs, where they were taken and the circumstances surrounding this incident.

7 January 2015

UNICEF and WFP Partner To Help Vulnerable Syrian Families In Za’atari And Azraq Camps Protect Their Children Against The Winter Cold

AMMAN, 7 January 2015 – As Jordan braces for a winter storm in the next few days, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in partnership with the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today launched a winter cash assistance programme to provide 41,000 vulnerable Syrian refugee children under the age of 14 in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps with 14 Jordanian Dinars (JOD) each, to allow their families to get them winter clothes.


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