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24 April 2015
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.
Syria emergency
30 March 2015

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.

Syria emergency
30 March 2015

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.

Syria emergency
23 March 2015

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.

Syria emergency
19 March 2015

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.

Syria emergency
17 March 2015

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.

Syria emergency
13 March 2015

The appalling crisis in Syria is entering a fifth year. A crisis that continues to exact an unconscionable human cost. A crisis that the international community has failed to stop.


4 March 2015

AMMAN – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of US$15.39 million from the Government of Japan towards its emergency food assistance programmes supporting more than 6 million conflict-affected Syrians both inside Syria and in the neighbouring countries.


11 February 2015

DUBAI – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today thanked the UAE’s International Humanitarian City (IHC) for its US$ 1 million contribution that helped WFP feed 30,000 Syrian refugees living in camps in Jordan during the month of January as they faced a severe snow storm.

Syria emergency
6 February 2015

Statement from WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

ROME - As the world mourns the senseless murder of Kenji Goto, the Syria Crisis staff of the United Nations World Food Programme are remembering him for the incredible support he provided to WFP in the last few years of his life. Kenji was an ally in the fight against hunger, covering our Syria operations extensively and traveling to refugee camps with our staff on a regular basis.