Tag Archives | World Food Programme (WFP)

Humanitarian Agencies Assist IDPs in Anbar

Humanitarian agencies are rushing to provide assistance to more than 90,000 people fleeing clashes in Anbar Governorate. “Our top priority is delivering life-saving assistance to people who are fleeing-- food, water and shelter are highest on the list of priorities,” Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Iraq said. Civilians are fleeing […]

WFP Urgently Needs $45m for Iraq

By John Lee. A report from KUNA says that the UN World food program (WFP) urgently requires $45 million (54 billion Iraqi dinars) to continue its Emergency Operation in Iraq until June. Elisabeth Byrs, WFP Senior Communications Officer , Geneva Spokesperson told a press briefing that the humanitarian situation in the cities of Samarra in […]

Critical Humanitarian Situation in 3 Southern Provinces

The humanitarian situation of Iraqis recently displaced to the southern governorates of Najaf, Kerbala and Babel is reaching critical levels, according to an assessment by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). WFP assists 50,000 displaced families in Basrah, Thi Qar, Qadissiya, Missan, Wassit, Muthanna, Najaf, Kerbala, and Babel. “Despite the dangers and challenges posed […]

Mobile Medical Clinics Arrive in Erbil

The World Health Organization (WHO) and World Food Programme (WFP) have collaborated to deliver eight mobile medical clinics which arrived in Erbil on Sunday. These urgently needed clinics will be immediately deployed to parts of Iraq and Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). The vehicles, flown in from Amman, Jordan, were procured by WHO and have […]

Germany Funds Field Kitchens for IDPs

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has welcomed a contribution of €2 million from the Government of Germany to help fund its emergency field kitchens in Iraq supplying hot meals to over a quarter of a million people. Since August, WFP, alongside its local partner, the Barzani Charity Foundation, has successfully served more than […]

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 […]