Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
DAMASCUS – Syrian farmers in the country’s western coastal governorate of Tartous, formerly among the world’s top producers of tomatoes, have started their first tomato harvest of the year with support from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).
ROME – The World Food Programme’s (WFP) ShareTheMeal app reached its goal of providing food for a full year to 1,400 Syrian refugee children in Beirut, Lebanon, in just seven weeks. This was possible in large part because of overwhelming support from 20,000 users who gave at the start of Ramadan through the app’s new Arabic language version.
DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has delivered food for the first time since 2012 to the besieged town of Darayya, a suburb of Damascus, as part of a joint UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) convoy.
In response to the request of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG) WFP has developed a plan to provide humanitarian aid deliveries by air to besieged areas inside Syria. The plan considers the various modes of delivery that would be possible to the 19 besieged areas identified by the UN.
ROME – Smartphone users in the Arabic-speaking world can help feed Syrian refugee children in Lebanon with just a tap on their mobile phones through the innovative ShareTheMeal application, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced today.
BEIRUT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger Hend Sabry visited Syrian refugees in Beirut ahead of the holy month of Ramadan to highlight WFP’s award-winning mobile phone application ShareTheMeal, which provides an easy means for smartphone users to help feed Syrian refugee children in Lebanon with just a tap on their phones.
BAGHDAD – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has launched a digital cash card programme to provide food assistance to thousands of displaced Iraqi families and Syrian refugees across Iraq.
ROME – ShareTheMeal, the award-winning app developed by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is switching its fundraising efforts to support Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) delivered food by air today for hungry people trapped in the besieged eastern Syrian city of Deir Ezzor.
BEIRUT – In March, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) launched a school meals programme, which supports both Lebanese and Syrian children attending public primary schools across Lebanon.