Tag Archives | World Food Programme (WFP)

UN Responds to Urgent Food Needs

UN World Food Programme Responds to Urgent Needs of Displaced People in Iraq The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an initial emergency operation to provide food assistance to 43,500 of the most vulnerable people displaced by conflict this week in Iraq. WFP has deployed emergency and logistics staff to Erbil in the […]

WFP Uses Smart Cards to Provide Cash

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has begun to use smart cards to deliver cash assistance in Iraq to participants in its cash-for-assets projects in Baghdad, Diyala and Ninewah. Through this programme, WFP provides employment opportunities and livelihood support to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), returnees and other vulnerable groups. “The introduction of smart cards is […]

Praise for Open Border Policy for Syrian Refugees

Amid a continuing exodus of Syrians into Iraq's Kurdistan region, the heads of the UN refugee agency and the World Food Programme praised the regional government for giving refuge to almost 200,000 people, including some 47,000 who arrived in the last two weeks. Despite the burden of accommodating such a large influx of refugees, the […]

New Electronic Food Voucher System

In a technical workshop held this week, the Government of Iraq and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) will discuss the potential introduction of electronic food vouchers in the Iraqi Public Distribution System (PDS). They will be joined by financial payments experts from MasterCard, the leading global technology and payments company, which, under a global […]

UN Helps Feed over 550,000 Iraqi Children

More than 550,000 children in some of the most vulnerable districts of Iraq will benefit from a United Nations-backed school feeding programme that seeks not only to improve their nutrition but also to encourage poor families to send their children to school in the first place. The joint programme launched by the UN World Food […]