Food vouchers are the main channel for WFP's food assistance operation in Lebanon. At the moment some 300,000 refugees are receiving them monthly. Vouchers are worth about 20 euros and enable refugees to buy a wide range of food items in local shops.
The Syrian civil war is creating a humanitarian crisis beyond the reckoning of even the world's most experienced aid workers. There is a saying that you can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.
While urban settings offer increased economic opportunities for many displaced people, they can also present numerous obstacles to success and safety. In this respect, most refugees face all the challenges of the very poor, but are also in a new and unfamiliar environment.
All are desperately hoping to return to Syria as soon as it is safe, even though their homes are little more than rubble now. They miss it, and their hurt and rage at having to leave was crushing them, so they had to share their stories to get out from under the weight of it.
There are more renowned camps with more famous people asking for your help, and they are great people championing worthy causes. But today I am passing on the voices of the Syrian Kurdish refugees to your ears.
As future leaders of this country and as global citizens of the world, we have an obligation
to inform ourselves. We have a responsibility to partake in intellectual dialogue about the events
going on around the world. And with technology at our fingertips, it's easier than ever.
Her Majesty Queen Noor embodies the spirit of generously, kindness and compassion. An American woman, who married the King of Jordan, did not see differences between the people of her new country and herself.
They cross the open desert in a single file, sometimes well over a hundred Syrians in a single group. The darker the night, the safer they are from Assad's border guards. For more than a year, it's been a fluctuating but constant flow.