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Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
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Responding to Emergencies
1 July 2015

WFP Forced To Make Deeper Cuts In Food Assistance For Syrian Refugees Due To Lack Of Funding

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding.

25 June 2015

UN Agencies And Partners Say Funding Shortage Leaves Syrian Refugees And Host Nations Without Vital Support

Amman: A shortage of funds is hampering humanitarian and development assistance efforts to meet the needs of 3.9 million refugees who have fled the conflict in Syria, as well as more than 20 million people in affected local communities hosting them in neighbouring countries, according to a report released today.

Responding to Emergencies
12 June 2015

World Food Programme Welcomes Further Kuwait Support To Help Syrians In Crisis

GENEVA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a further generous contribution from the State of Kuwait in support of its emergency operations to assist the people of Syria, both inside the country as well as in neighbouring states hosting Syrian refugees.

Responding to Emergencies
26 May 2015

Pauses In Syrian Fighting During Harvest Vital To Meet Country’s Food Needs

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has called for humanitarian pauses in the fighting in Syria so farmers can safely harvest and transport crops within the country to reach all Syrians in need.

 

24 April 2015

WFP Executive Director Calls On UN Security Council To Deliver Political Solutions For Peace In Syria

NEW YORK – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Ertharin Cousin today highlighted in front of the UN Security Council the vital role of food in bringing peace and stability to Syria.
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30 March 2015

WFP Executive Director Calls On International Community To Stand By The Syrian People

WFP Statement

ROME/KUWAIT CITY – The United Nation World Food Programme is extremely grateful to the State of Kuwait for its very generous support to food assistance operations throughout the Syria emergency.  We thank the Emir of the State of Kuwait, His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmed Al Jaber Al Sabah, for his leadership in mobilizing the donor community to provide much needed support.

ED - E.Cousin
30 March 2015

WFP Executive Director To Call For Greater Syria Funding At Kuwait Conference

KUWAIT CITY – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, will attend the Third International Humanitarian Pledging Conference for Syria on Tuesday, 31 March, in Kuwait City to mobilize donor support and engage humanitarian partners in the long-term recovery and food security of the Syrian people.

23 March 2015

Kuwait Hosts WFP Photo Exhibition On Partnership To Assist Syrians In Crisis

KUWAIT – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the State of Kuwait today inaugurated a photo exhibition highlighting WFP’s assistance to Syrians affected by the conflict now entering its fifth year.

19 March 2015

WFP Prioritizes Most Needy Syrian Refugees For Food Assistance In Jordanian Communities

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced this week that its food assistance for Syrian refugees living in Jordanian communities will be prioritized further to make sure support goes to those most in need.

17 March 2015

WFP & Kuwait Host Photo Exhibition Highlighting Partnership To Assist Syrians In Crisis

ROME – A photographic exhibition opened today at the headquarters of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Rome, showcasing the vital assistance brought to the people of Syria through the strong partnership between the State of Kuwait and WFP.

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