Urban Food Insecurity


  • 04/04/2018 — Urban Food Insecurity SHOTLIST (PDF)

    WFP Exclusive Video Shows Scale of Destruction and Humanitarian Need in Raqqa City (For the Media)

    On 1st April, a UN mission led by WFP visited Raqqa City. The mission was challenging in terms of restriction on movements due to lack of internet and phone signals. It is clear that Raqqa city has witnessed the some of the worst destruction in all of Syria. Food prices are relatively normal because trade routes from Damascus, Aleppo and Hassakeh (bringing food from Iran and Turkey) are now functioning. However, unemployment is very high thereby impacting people’s purchasing power. Many people are buying on credit or selling their assets to be able to buy things (food and otherwise). 

  • 20/03/2018 — Urban Food Insecurity

    Life-Saving Food Assistance Delivered to Douma, Syria

    For the people in this war-torn enclave in Eastern Ghouta, the best chance of survival is hiding underground, in highly unhygienic conditions and with little electricity. As the shelling and encirclement of Douma continues, children, women and the elderly are the ones who suffer the most from shortages in food, medicine and clean water. On 15 March, WFP and humanitarian partners delivered food assistance for 26,100 people inside Douma, in the second convoy to enter the city this month. But more food and other humanitarian assistance are desperately needed to cover the enormous needs of the communities trapped inside.

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