Fleeing Idlib: “One of The Most Dangerous Trips a Person Could Make”

More than 689,000 people are on the move in northwest Syria as fighting forces families further north. The journey is dangerous, and WFP is working hard to support people who are displaced.

Conflict in Idleb Disrupts WFP Food Distributions in Syria’s Northwest

Airstrikes and armed clashes in northwest Syria have displaced over 800,000 people since December 2019 – 80% of whom are women and children. Many families were forced to flee on foot in the middle of winter, with temperatures at night reaching 14 degrees Fahrenheit.

These Are the Fastest-Deteriorating Emergencies to Look Out For in 2020

A new report hammers home the need for billions of dollars in investment to keep hunger from deepening its tentacles further into vulnerable locations across the world.

Despite the War Scars on Her Hands, Face and Back, 15-Year-Old Shadia Is Dreaming Big in Idlib

Shadia, age 15, was displaced from her home in south Idlib in Syria in early September and now lives in a camp in north Idlib.

10 Facts About the Syrian Refugee Crisis in Jordan

Since the start of the conflict in Syria, Jordan has shouldered the impact of a massive refugee influx across its borders and now hosts 1.3 million Syrian refugees.

Children at War: Seven Stories From the Most Dangerous Places on Earth

Hunger is especially cruel to children. And it's a daily reality for millions of them – a scale that’s difficult for most of us to imagine.

In Syria, How Do You Escape Bombs When You’re in a Wheelchair?

"I defy anyone to keep a tear inside their eye when you see the people who are our friends, neighbors, families in this terrible situation," says Isam Ismail, WFP's program officer in Syria.

War Is Devastating. But It’s Great for One Thing: Hunger

Conflict – in all of its destructive forms – is the #1 reason millions of people are suffering from hunger. The scale is difficult to comprehend.

WFP Scaling Up to Reach More Vulnerable People in the Conflict-Affected Northeast of Syria

WFP has so far provided emergency food assistance to more than 300,000 people in Syria as a result of recent military operations in the northeast of the country.

How Conflict Drives Hunger

Conflict is the #1 cause of hunger in the world. It uproots families, destroys economies, ruins infrastructure and brings agricultural production to a halt.

WFP Provides Vital Assistance to Fleeing Syrians and Calls for Safe Routes for Humanitarian Deliveries

WFP has so far provided immediate food assistance to more than 70,000 people fleeing towns in northeastern Syria as military operations continue.

UNHCR and WFP Thank the EU for Continued Support to Vital Cash Program for Vulnerable Syrian Refugees in Lebanon

The additional allocation of $43.8 million is transferred through electronic cards to 358,000 people. The majority of that cash is spent on essentials like food, shelter, health care and education.

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