Project profile — Middle East Countries Emergency Food Assistance - World Food Programme 2022-2023


WFP - World Food Programme (41140)
2022-06-01 - 2024-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Syria (41.89%)
• Lebanon (18.40%)
• Jordan (6.34%)
• Iraq (4.19%)
• Middle East, regional (29.18%)


• Emergency Response: Emergency food aid (72040) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (not targeted)
• Participatory development and good governance (not targeted)
• Trade development (not targeted)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (not targeted)
• Climate Change Adaptation (not targeted)
• Urban issues (not targeted)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Disaster Risk Reduction(DRR) (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• Nutrition (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (not targeted)


March 2022- The World Food Programme (WFP) is the United Nations’ frontline agency in the fight against hunger. It responds to emergencies, saves lives by quickly getting food assistance (cash or in-kind) to vulnerable food insecure populations and helps prevent hunger. As the global lead agency for logistics and emergency telecommunications, WFP plays a major role in providing common services for the humanitarian community. It transports humanitarian workers, carries light cargo for humanitarian agencies and carries out emergency medical and security evacuations. This project operates in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and Syria Regional. With GAC’s support, WFP provides targeted food assistance to vulnerable populations to reduce acute malnutrition and food insecurity, and protect livelihoods. Project activities include: (1) distributing food and cash-based transfer; (2) providing supplementary feeding for children under the age of five years, as well as pregnant and lactating women; and (3) providing logistical support and enabling access to the most remote and challenging locations.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) increased access to food assistance for crisis-affected populations; (2) increased access to supplementary feeding for vulnerable groups, including children, and pregnant and lactating women; and (3) increased logistics and increased access to remote and challenging areas for humanitarian workers. The expected ultimate outcome is lives saved, suffering alleviated and human dignity maintained in countries experiencing humanitarian crises or acute food insecurity.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Transaction Date Type Value
09-06-2023 Disbursement $33,300,000
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Contributions to specific-purpose programmes and funds managed by implementing partners
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