WFP’s Response Inside Syria and in Neighbouring Countries: Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq
SYRIA – The situation across the country continues to be tense resulting in operational constraints for WFP such as delays in dispatches and curtailed monitoring activities.
Director of WFP Field Security Division, Stephen Gluning, visited Syria during the reporting period to conduct an assessment of the situation in the country.
Dispatches for the September cycle are underway with rations for 100,500 beneficiaries dispatched as of 15 September.
JORDAN – During the reporting period, WFP distributed a total of 340,000 hot meals (an average of 52,000 meals per day) through its implementing partners TUA, Thaghar Al Madina, and Radi Shedifat in Al Za’atari camp and King Abdullah Park. In addition, WFP provided an average of 4,213 welcome meals to new arrivals in Al Za’atari Camp.
LEBANON – In the North, the last distribution for August cycle has been completed; overall WFP reached 22,575 beneficiaries, including 10,660 individuals with food-vouchers in Akkar and 11,915 individuals with food-kits in Tripoli. This means that the August distribution cycle for the whole country is now complete.
In Bekaa Valley, Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has distributed 7,479 vouchers in north Bekaa for the first round of September voucher distribution. In remote areas, DRC delivered 77 food parcels to families door to door.
IRAQ – During the reporting period, WFP and Islamic Relief Iraq, working in partnership with Barzani Foundation, have distributed 68.71mt of food to 5,261 Syrians in Domiz camp.
TURKEY - The voucher programme is planned to start in Kilis camp and then in Hatay province in October; this first voucher cycle will cover a caseload of 20,000 people. The proposed assistance is expected to expand gradually as cooking facilities and access to shops become available in other camps.