UN World Food Programme: II

SYRIA: Millions of people have been displaced from their homes , Conflicts in Syria’s northeast and northwest have increased levels of hunger and food insecurity as families have lost their homes, businesses and incomes

In December 2019, conflict escalated in northwest Syria and western

Aleppo. Close to one million people were forced to flee their homes in the largest wave of displacement since the crisis began.

WFP launched an immediate response and scaled up its ongoing humanitarian operations in the northwest and is now providing emergency food assistance to more than one million people each month through cross-border operation from Turkey.

Across Syria, WFP continues to ensure that food reaches the most vulnerable families when they need it the most.

4.8 million people in Syria receive lifesaving food from WFP each month. 

The Nobel Peace Prize 2020 was awarded to World Food Programme (WFP) “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.”

And just like that, when the World Food Programme were offered UN Peace Price amidst all the harsh realities, and morbidities, the deaths, the wars — 2020 acknowledged the work and effort that the Food Programme have constantly been putting in, in order to create an equal, and secured environment. 

You can check their work and know more about them at: https://www.wfp.org