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9 November 2017

Republic Of Korea Contribution Provides WFP Food Assistance For Syrian Refugees In Iraq

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of US$1.5 million from the Republic of Korea that will provide food assistance for some 30,000 vulnerable Syrian refugees in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq for two months.

24 August 2017

Spain Helps WFP To Support People Affected By Mosul Conflict

MADRID – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of €700,000 (US$790,000) from the Government of Spain that will be used to provide food assistance for some 34,000 people affected by the recent conflict in Mosul, Iraq.

17 July 2017

France Supports WFP Cash Assistance Programme For Displaced Iraqis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of €3.2 million (US$3.5) from the Government of France today for its cash assistance programme supporting families affected by conflict in Iraq.

Cash and Vouchers
13 July 2017

Australia Supports WFP Multi-Purpose Cash Assistance In Mosul

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomed a contribution of AUD$4 million (approximately US$3 million) from the Government of Australia to provide multi-purpose cash assistance for almost 23,000 displaced Iraqis affected by conflict in Mosul.

Responding to Emergencies
12 July 2017

As Battle For Mosul Ends, WFP Seeks To Give Hope To Thousands

BAGHDAD – Though the battle for Mosul has ended, extensive damage to homes and essential infrastructure has left thousands of displaced families with nothing to return to and in continued need of emergency food assistance to survive.

19 June 2017

Germany Provides €28 Million To Support WFP Cash Assistance Programme For Conflict-Affected Iraqis

BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a generous contribution of €28 million from the German Government, which will support food assistance to 275,000 displaced Iraqis in four governorates across the country.

30 May 2017

WFP Concerned About Malnutrition Among Hungry Families Fleeing Iraq’s Western Mosul

ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is concerned about about the humanitarian conditions inside western Mosul’s old city, where as many as 180,000 people are reportedly hungry and living in miserable conditions.

10 April 2017

More Than Half Of Iraq’s Population At Risk Of Food Insecurity - Government - WFP Analysis

BAGHDAD – More than half of Iraqi families are at risk of food insecurity and can no longer absorb any further shocks such as conflict or increases in basic food prices, a joint WFP-Iraqi Government food security report said today.

Responding to Emergencies
27 February 2017

WFP Concerned About Desperate Reports Coming From Families Inside Western Mosul

ERBIL – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western Mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions.

29 December 2016

WFP Welcomes Denmark’s Contribution To Support Iraqis Affected By Mosul Crisis

ROME/BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$7.1 million from Denmark to provide emergency food assistance for thousands of Iraqi families affected by the continuing crisis in Mosul.

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