Official statements announcing key developments in WFP operations and activities.
BEIRUT/DAMASCUS/AMMAN – The Executive Director of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, has ended a three-day visit to Lebanon, Syria and Jordan where he saw WFP operations in the three countries and met with displaced Syrian families in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon, Eastern Ghouta in Syria and Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan.
BERLIN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) this week welcomes a generous contribution of US$218 million (€185 million) from Germany to continue providing a lifeline of support for Syrians affected by the ongoing conflict.
Seeds for farmers, sustained humanitarian assistance needed to consolidate food security gains.
DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is delivering urgently-needed food across the Syria-Jordan border to assist thousands of Syrians displaced from their homes since the launch of a Syrian government offensive to regain opposition-held areas in the south of the country.
BRUSSELS – The Executive Director of the World Food Programme (WFP), David Beasley, will be among global leaders at Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region on 24 and 25 April in Brussels. Hosted by the United Nations and the European Union, the conference seeks to raise funds for people affected by the war in Syria and to bolster the peace process.
DAMASCUS – Seven years of war in Syria have brought intolerable suffering to millions of people. In many parts of the country, the violence has reached unbearable levels and still, there is no political solution in sight. Every day, families under bombardment and shelling face a nightmare without apparent end and every day more innocent lives are lost.
DAMASCUS – For the first time in four months, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and humanitarian partners today reached Douma, in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta near the Syrian capital. Eastern Ghouta has endured tremendous suffering, with over 400,000 people there experiencing severe shortages of food, fuel, medicines and drinking water.
DAMASCUS – This year, the European Commission Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) contributed US$22.8 million for the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to provide life-saving food assistance for families across Syria.