The Syrian crisis is now in its fourth year. Having fled their homes to escape the conflict, millions of Syrians are now without jobs, money or reliable access to food. WFP food distributions are going ahead, despite access challenges and ongoing fighting around the country. WFP is also providing assistance for more than 1.7 million refugees in neighbouring countries.
- In July, WFP provided assistance to around 3.7 million people in Syria, in 13 of Syria's 14 Governorates.
- WFP's goal is to deliver food assistance to the whole of Syria, reaching anyone who needs it, regardless of where they are located.
- In July, WFP was able to double the number of people it assisted in besieged and hard-to-reach areas of Syria, delivering food to more than 300,000 additional people through cross-line and cross-border operations.
- Since Security Council Resolution 2165 was passed, WFP has crossed the border of Turkey and Jordan to deliver food to an additional 69,000 people in previously cutoff areas in Idleb, Aleppo and Dar'a.
- Every month, WFP provides people inside Syria with food rations including flour, cooking oil, pulses, sugar and some canned food.
- WFP is also providing food vouchers to pregnant and nursing mothers in Lattakia and Homs, giving them access to a variety of nutritious foods, including fresh fruit, vegetables, eggs, dairy and meat - all essential to improve their own nutrition and that of their babies.
- WFP is distributing electronic food vouchers to refugees living in Jordanian cities. These are like pre-paid debit cards that refugees can use to buy the food of their choice in local shops.
- Nearly 3 million Syrian refugees are now registered in neighbouring countries.
- In 2014, WFP plans to assist more than 2.5 million refugees in Syria’s neighbouring countries, mostly through food vouchers, which allow families to choose their food. They also help the local economies.
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On The Ground
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Syria in the Media
- Shanghai Daily/ Xinhua - 5 May 2014
- Al Jazeera - 1 May 2014
- New York Times - 23 April 2014
- BBC News - 24 April 2014
- Mail Online - 4 April 2014