14 January 2015
As one of the strongest winter storms hit Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, WFP's Joelle Eid visited the camp and took snap-shots showing how families are dealing with extraordinary low temperatures and wet weather. A joint WFP-UNICEF project is helping the community as warm clothes and winter shoes, provided by Unicef, are being purchased using WFP e-cards in the Zaatari supermarkets.
29 December 2014
From Ebola-hit countries in Africa to Syria, Iraq and the Philippines, food assistance played its part again this year in helping families get through emergencies. Here are 10 people in 10 different countries who received assistance in 2014 thanks to WFP’s supporters – governments, companies and individuals.
26 November 2014
Bekaa valley, Lebanon - With winter at the door, heavy rains have turned Bekaa valley settlements into a muddy swamp. This is where thousands of Syrian refugees will spend the holiday period celebrated by millions of North Americans as Thanksgiving. Follow (with your mouse!) WFP's Jonathan Dumont and Abeer Etefa to get a cool, interactive 360°perspective of the situation.
17 November 2014
24 October 2014
Few kilometres from the besieged Syrian town Kobani, thousands of Syrians are now seeking refuge in the Turkish town, Suruc. Turkish towns have seen its population double with the influx of refugees over the last few weeks. They have made storehouses and unfinished buildings as their makeshift homes while their homes remain visible from the border as they recall the memories of happier times and the family members they left behind.
18 September 2014
WFP is running out of funds for its operations in Syria and neighbouring countries and we have reached a critical point where drastic cutbacks are unavoidable.
14 May 2014
As the Syrian conflict rages on, disappearances of family members has become a reality for thousands of people. Forty-two year-old Abu Hassan, who fled the violence in his rural home-town Al-Nashabeah, east of Damascus, and headed to the nearby town of Saboura, is still searching for his sister and her husband who went missing more than 18 months ago.
30 April 2014
The Syrian crisis has claimed many lives; displaced hundreds of thousands and tore families apart. In most cases families were on the run to save their young ones; leaving everything behind to keep their children safe and alive. But in some cases children could not be saved. Um Mustafa is a Syrian mother who has lost her two eldest sons to the unknown; their whereabouts and their fate remain unknown to this day.
14 April 2014
The ongoing conflict is making it almost impossible for Syrians to access food and now a looming drought threatens to put the lives of millions more at risk.
24 March 2014
There are people forced to gather leaves, roots and grass in a bid to quell their children’s hunger, says WFP’s Regional Emergency Coordinator Muhannad Hadi as he reflects on the humanitarian impact of the Syrian crisis. This personal view of the crisis, built up while overseeing WFP’s emergency operations, comes as the conflict moves into its fourth year.
- U.N. Food Agency to Resume Aid to Syrians After Donors Step Up Source: New York Times
- WFP suspends food aid for 1.7 mln Syrian refugees Source: Reuters
- Gunfire Forces UN Agency To Suspend Food Delivery To Beseiged Palestinian Refugees In Syria Source: Shanghai Daily/ Xinhua
- Aleppo School Bombing Condemned By U.N. Source: Al Jazeera
- Diplomatic Efforts On Syria Have Failed, U.N. Chiefs Say Source: New York Times