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World Food Programme

Question for Department for International Development

UIN HL1031, tabled on 1 July 2015

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they will take to avoid the World Food Programme running out of funds for its food vouchers for refugees in Jordan and elsewhere.

Answered on

8 July 2015

The UK has been at the forefront of the Syria crisis response and has provided the World Food Programme with £164 million for use in Syria and the region to date, with provision for a further £23 million this year. The UK cannot however support the crisis alone, and other donors must step up and come good on their aid pledges.

Securing enough food is just one of several priority needs for Syrian refugees. In Jordan, the UK is helping refugees in a way that allows them to prioritise how they meet their daily needs by supporting the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees’ unconditional cash programme.