WFP Syria Crisis Response Situation Update Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt 10 December 2013 – 15 January 2014
WFP needs close to $2 billion to assist more than 7 million Syrians in urgent need of food assistance in 2014. These include 4.25 million people inside Syria and over 2.9 million refugees in neighbouring countries.
In December WFP dispatched enough to assist a record of 3.8 million beneficiaries for one month inside Syria, including airlifting food to the north east of the country from Iraq.
Violence along the border area with Turkey causes thousands of Syrians to cross the border to seek refuge.
WFP distributes food rations to Syrian arriving in Iraqi Kurdistan, following the reopening of the Syrian-Iraqi border.