Development cooperation ,11.03.2014

Humanitarian food assistance to Syria/WFP


WFP Syria crisis operation inside the country. World Food Programme (WFP) is the UN programme for food assistance and has a central role in all humanitarian crises globally and is one of largest channels of Finnish humanitarian funding. The Syrian humanitarian crisis affects a growing number of the country's 21.4 million population. In the beginning of October 2013 the number of Syrian refugees amounted to 3 million and 6,5 million people were internally displaced in Syria. Approximately half of the refugees and people in need are children. The total need of humanitarian assistance, including the Syria Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP) and the Syria Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRP), is 6,5 billion USD. WFP's share of the appeal in Syria for 6 months is 462 million USD. Appeal for Syria region is 482 million USD. WFP's operation inside Syria reaches about 4,25 million people in need and the WFP regional operation has approximately 2.7 million beneficiaries. Support, a total of 1 000 000 euro.

Funding decision  11.03.2014

1 000 000 €

Field of activity

  • Emergency food aid 100%

Funding channel

Maailman elintarvikeohjelma



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