Syrian Arab Republic

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  • Aleppo: What WFP is Doing and How You Can Help

    15/12/2016 — Syrian Arab Republic

    The humanitarian situation in Aleppo is catastrophic. The World Food Programme urges all parties to this vicious conflict to respect international law and common humanitarian princples and provide unconditional, unimpeded and safe access to those

  • Family Chef: Bulgur with Chickpeas

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    15/11/2016 — Syrian Arab Republic

    Syrian mother Um Abdullah shares with us a simple, nourishing dish, as part of our series exploring the tastes of home of refugees and displaced families supported by the World Food Programme.

  • Sharing Humanity: Besher’s Story

    WHD Besher

    16/08/2016 — Syrian Arab Republic

    Besher, a driver for the World Food Programme in Syria, shares his story of working behind the wheel. It’s part of a series of local staff stories to mark World Humanitarian Day 2016.

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  • 31/01/2017 — Syrian Arab Republic SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Providing Life-Saving Food to People Returning to Eastern Aleppo City (For the Media)

    The United Nations World Food Programme has stepped up support to tens of thousands of displaced Syrians returning home to the ruins of eastern Aleppo city, providing families with hot meals, ready-to-eat canned food and staple food items such as rice, beans, vegetable oil and lentils. Much of the infrastructure in eastern Aleppo city has been heavily damaged, leaving people returning to their homes in desperate need of humanitarian assistance. Last November, about 157,000 people fled eastern Aleppo city as military operations devastated large parts of the city.

  • 19/12/2016 — Syrian Arab Republic SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Responding to Urgent Needs of Thousands of People Affected by East Aleppo Crisis (For the Media)

    Amid the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Aleppo, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has rushed in to provide hot meals, bread, and food rations to thousands of Syrians affected by the brutal conflict in eastern Aleppo. More than 20,000 people displaced by the fighting in east Aleppo are receiving hot meals and fresh bread every day, and WFP has mobilized food stocks to meet the food needs of up to 150,000 people. So far, 14,000 displaced people and returnees have received family food rations and ready-to-eat parcels in various parts of Aleppo city and its surroundings. WFP is providing bread as nearly all bakeries inside eastern Aleppo have been destroyed due to constant bombardment and airstrikes. Beyond Aleppo, WFP is supporting more than four million Syrians affected by the conflict. There are nearly one million people residing in areas that remain besieged that WFP cannot reach. 

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