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WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin Visits Syrian Refugees

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WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin traveled to the Middle East in November to see how WFP is assisting refugees from the conflict in Syria. While at the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, she met with Secretary-General of the Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization Ayman al-Mufleh (second right).

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WFP is providing food assistance to Syrian refugees in camps, transit centres and for families staying with host communities throughout Jordan.

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While at Zaatari Camp in Jordan, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin visited the site of a food distribution where refugees receive rice, bulgur wheat, pulses, sugar and salt in addition to a bread.

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WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin talks with WFP staff and partners at Jordan's Zaatari camp who are working to provide food assistance to some 20,000 Syrian refugees.

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WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin talks with WFP staff and partners at Jordan's Zaatari camp who are working to provide food assistance to some 20,000 Syrian refugees.

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WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin met with families at the Zaatari camp in Jordan, who told her of their long and often dangerous journey to escape the violence in Syria.

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UNHCR and WFP have set up over 100 communal kitchens around the camp to allow the refugees to prepare their own meals from WFP food basket as per their local taste. This will also diversify the food consumption.

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Over 100 more kitchens like this one were still in preparation for Syrian refugees at the Zaatari Camp in Jordan during WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin's visit in November.

On her recent visit to Lebanon and Jordan, WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin visited Syrian refugees and met with Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Najib Mikati to discuss the humanitarian situation created by the conflict in Syria.