Contribution to the WFP Emergency Food Assistance to Populations Affected by Unrest in Syria

Contract partner: WFP - World Food ProgrammeCountry: Syrien Funding amount: € 400.000,00Project start: 01.01.2015End: 31.12.2015

Short Description:

Overall goal

The objective of the program is to provide food assistance to vulnerable households whose food and

nutrition security has been adversely affected by the civil unrest (In line with WFP Strategic

Objective 1-Save lives and protect livelihoods in emergencies).

Expected results

Expected Results are the timely provision of food in sufficient quantity and quality to targeted

beneficiaries affected by unrest in order to improve food consumption over assistance

period for targeted emergency-affected households.

Target group / Beneficiaries

The contribution allows to assist about 235,000 beneficiaries in one month

through the procurement of 378mt of food. The EMOP targets a total of 4.25 million people

living in humanitarian need demonstrating one or more of the following targeting criteria:

- households staying in their location who have lost main source of income;

- households that have been displaced;

- households hosting a displaced family;

- households that are women-headed;

- unaccompanied children.

Partners include UNICEF, FAO, UNFPA, UNDP, 27 local charities and NGOs, the Syrian Arab Red

Crescent, the Ministry of Education and the Aga Khan Foundation

The target regions are all 14 governorates, the main part of the assistance is focussed on Aleppo, Idleb, Hama, Lattakia, Tartous, Homs, Rural Damascus, Dar’a, and Quneitra governorates.



Activities include General Food Distributions, Supplementary Feeding, Voucher-based Nutrition Support and School Feeding.


Since the beginning of the conflict in 2011, almost half of all Syrians were

forced to leave their homes, often multiple times, making Syria the largest displacement crisis in the

world. By now, 7.6 million people are internally displaced, while 4 million have sought refuge in

neighbouring countries. Sustained displacement, large-scale infrastructural damage and inadequacy

of basic services have progressively eroded available resources and shrunk households’ resilience

capacity. Latest estimates indicate that humanitarian needs have doubled since the beginning of the

crisis, with 12.2 million people now in need of various forms of humanitarian assistance inside Syria.

Due to severe funding shortfalls, WFP has been forced to significantly decrease the food ration to

only 74% of its intended size, meaning that families have to eat smaller meals, less frequently.

project number2809-02/2015
source of fundingBMNT
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modalityContributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by international organisations (multilateral, INGO)
marker Poverty: 1
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    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
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