Germany gives WFP USD 218m to feed Syrian families
Rome, Oct 10 : Key partner Germany has made a major USD 218 million contribution that will allow the UN World Food Programme (WFP) to keep feeding three million vulnerable people in conflict-wracked Syria through November, WFP said on Wednesday.
"Since day one of our work in Syria, we have had Germany by our side as one of our most reliable partners. We could not do our work without them," Beasely said after meeting German Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Berlin on Wednesday.
The contribution from the German Federal Foreign Office will enable continued delivery of WFP's lifesaving food and nutritional assistance for families inside Syria over the next two months, the UN agency said.
Part of the German funds will assist WFP's refugee operations in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt where WFP provides essential humanitarian assistance to more than three million vulnerable Syrians as well as host communities through electronic food vouchers.
WFP said it supports three million needy people inside Syria very month, mainly through food rations that contain rice, wheat flour, vegetable oil, lentils, sugar and salt.