Operations

Food assistance to vulnerable Syrian populations in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey affected by the events in Syria


This operation has been modified as per budget revision 18 (see below)

The events in the Syrian Arab Republic have led to thousands of Syrians fleeing to the neighbouring countries of Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Turkey, resulting in significant
humanitarian needs.

This WFP emergency operation (EMOP) is to provide food assistance as part of a broader framework of support to refugees under the leadership of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). WFP proposes a regional EMOP for a coherent, flexible response and to align its planning with the UNHCR-led United Nations Syria Regional Response Plan. It will support strong partnerships with governments, United Nations organizations and non-governmental organizations.

The EMOP will support food-insecure refugees in the countries neighbouring Syria. The goal is to meet immediate food needs while curbing negative coping strategies for a population that has sustained multiple shocks over the past year.

The regional EMOP’s objectives are aligned with WFP Strategic Objective 1 “Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies”, specifically to: save lives and maintain food security; and protect livelihoods and help prevent the depletion of assets.

A separate EMOP, “Emergency food assistance to people affected by unrest in Syria”, addresses emergency food assistance needs within Syria and is supported by a special operation for security, logistics and emergency telecommunications.

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This BR no. 18 to the Regional EMOP 200433 will increase the overall project budget by USD 18.56 million. Beneficiaries will increase from 2,297,585 to 2,396,812.