Contribution to the WFP Emergency Food Assistance Syria 2016

Contract partner: WFP - World Food ProgrammeCountry: Syrien Funding amount: € 250.000,00Project start: 01.01.2016End: 31.12.2016

Short Description:

Overall goal

The programme to which this grant contributes to aims to provide food assistance to vulnerable households in Syria whose food and nutrition security has been adversely affected by the war.

Expected results

The expected result of the programme is timely provision of food in sufficient quantity and quality to targeted beneficiaries affected by the war in Syria in order to improve food consumption for the targeted emergency-affected households over the assistance period.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The WFP together with its partners - relevant UN agencies (UNICEF, FAO, UNFPA, UNDP) relevant government authorities (Ministry of Education), NGOs (Syrian Arab Red Crescent, Aga Khan Foundation, Action Contre la Faim) and local charities - supports a total of 4.5 mio people within this emergency operation. It initially prioritizes sub-districts with a high prevalence of food insecurity and hard-to-reach and besieged areas identified through geographical targeting, followed by a household targeting exercise based on broad vulnerability criteria. The WFP is active in all 14 governorates with it main assistance in Aleppo, Idleb, Hama, Lattakia, Tartous, Homs, Rural Damascus, Dar’a, and Quneitra governorates.


The Austrian contribution of EUR 250,000 allows the WFP to provide 190,535 beneficiaries with rice (381.07 mt) for one month. These quantities complement other commodities, enabling WFP to assemble food baskets to provide general emergency food assistance.


Since the outbreak of the conflict, the precarious security situation in Syria displaced over 11 mio people, displacing 6.5 mio internally – some multiple times. In total, 13.5 mio people in Syria need humanitarian assistance, including 6 mio children. Large-scale infrastructural damage and inadequacy of basic services eroded available resources and shrunk household's resilience capacity, leaving 8.7 mio people in food insecurity or at risk of food insecurity. Moreover, reduced food production, decreased governmental subsidies, and currency depreciation increased food prices over 300% since 2011, further compromising poor households’ ability to meet their food needs. Total funding requirements for this WFP Emergency Operation amount to USD 2.842 billion.

project number2809-01/2016
source of fundingBMNT
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
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    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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