SYRIA - Dispatches for the November cycle commenced on 5 November and, as of 17 November, food assistance for 616,725 beneficiaries was delivered to most of the targeted governorates.
JORDAN – The first November cycle distribution of dry rations to refugees in Al Za’atri camp concluded on 10 November, reaching over 20,000 beneficiaries. The second round of distribution started on 16 November and is ongoing. So far, WFP has reached over 29,000 of the 48,000 planned beneficiaries with voucher assistance under the November cycle; distributions are ongoing.
LEBANON – During the reporting period, WFP completed November cycle voucher distribution in the Bekaa Valley. Distribution in the North targeting 45,000 people will start next week. So far, WFP has reached over 32,600 beneficiaries in November. November cycle distributions are ongoing with plans to assist 85,000.
IRAQ – WFP completed the second round of food distribution in Domiz on 14 November, reaching almost 10,400 Syrian refugees with 150 mt of mixed food commodities. Food distribution in Al Qaim is expected to start by the end of November. WFP will launch its voucher programme in Domiz camp in December targeting over 12,000 beneficiaries TURKEY – WFP and the Turkish Red Crescent Society launched the Electronic Food Card Programme in three camps in Hatay on 17 November. Preparations are ongoing for further expansion of the programme in Hatay. WFP is targeting some 22,000 beneficiaries in Kilis and Hatay by the end of November.
EGYPT – WFP, UNICEF and UNHCR concluded the joint rapid needs assessment of Syrian refugees in Egypt. A heads of agencies debriefing of the assessment outcome is scheduled to take place on 27 November. UNHCR has registered over 7,000 Syrians in Egypt, while media reports indicate that 150,000 have entered the country.