Chef Majed fled Syria, was a refugee in Jordan and now is a successful chef at Foodhini, an online restaurant exclusively featuring immigrant and refugee chefs.
Recent results from WFP’s food security analysis show that WFP food assistance has lifted more than one third of targeted refugees above the national income poverty line and has significantly contributed to their food security status.
Man-made conflict is the #1 driver of hunger in the world. For six years, 45-year-old Salma Salim and her three daughters lived with fear and hunger in the western part of Aleppo. The eastern part of the city has been destroyed by fighting. “I am strong, and I have to continue to be strong for my girls,” says Salma. “Now that I’ve returned home, I hope to rebuild my community.” Today, more than 6.5 million Syrians like Salma don’t know where their next meal is coming from and need food assistance.
Before WFP’s school feeding project started in this city, local farmers only sold 220 pounds of produce on any given day. Now, they supply traders with 880 pounds of food every day to cover the requirements of the project.
According to two new reports , the reason is clear: Man-made conflict is the #1 driver of hunger on the planet.
Since the start of the conflict in Syria, Jordan has shouldered the impact of a massive refugee influx across its borders.