After 8 years of conflict in Syria, urgent needs persist

from World Food Programme
Published on 14 Mar 2019

ROME – Tomorrow marks the eighth anniversary of the start of the Syria conflict.

Throughout this crisis, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) has been helping stave off hunger and malnutrition, providing predictable sources of food for dispossessed families. In a country where 6.5 million people are food-insecure and eight out of 10 Syrians live in extreme poverty, WFP food assistance, school feeding and livelihoods projects help build the basis for a better future. However, to continue providing this desperately needed assistance, WFP requires resources – US$125 million to sustain our operations through to August this year.

Video and photos

This week, a WFP camera team has been in Syria, shooting video and photographs in key locations around the country.

Download broadcast quality video and shotlist here

Streaming: here

Photos with captions


To request an interview on Syria and WFP’s response to the crisis, please contact either Marwa Awad in Damascus, mobile +963 958 882 900 email ( or Abeer Etefa in Cairo, tel. +2010 66634352 email (