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Judy
- 1663 days ago - wfp.org
If 64 million people each gave the equivalent of just US $ 1, we'd have enough to feed 1.7 million refugees through December.



   

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Judy C (91)
Wednesday December 3, 2014, 1:16 pm
WFP LAUNCHES 72-HOUR SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN

ROME After being forced to suspend food assistance to nearly 1.7 million Syrian refugees, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is launching an ambitious 72-hour campaign to raise US$64million which will reinstate Syrian refugees food vouchers in December.

The three-day campaign starting today asks members of the public to donate one US$ 1 dollar towards WFPs food aid for Syrian Refugees.

Even one dollar can make a difference. Were saying to people: For you its a dollar, for them its a lifeline. We know that people care and were asking them to show it, by giving even this small amount to Syrians in need, said WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin. All it takes is US$1 from 64 million people.

People around the world are being asked to follow this link: wfp.org/forsyrianrefugees and visit WFPs website wfp.org to donate online.

Members of the public are also being asked to swap their profile picture on Twitter and Facebook with a badge representing the 1 Dollar for Syrian Refugees campaign. Badges can be found on wfp.org/forsyrianrefugees.

WFP's Syria emergency operations are in critical need of funding. On Monday, 1 December WFP announced that it is suspending its food voucher programme for Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Egypt, affecting nearly 1.7 million people. The refugees use electronic vouchers normally worth about US$30 per family member to buy food in local shops. Without WFP vouchers, many families will go hungry. For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences of halting this assistance is devastating.

WFP requires a total of US$64 million immediately to reinstate the voucher programme during the month of December. If funding arrives this month, WFP will immediately resume assistance.

Since the Syrian conflict erupted in 2011, WFP has succeeded, despite fighting and problems of access, in meeting the food needs of millions of displaced people inside Syria and up to 1.8 million refugees in the neighbouring countries of Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt.

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WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. In 2013, WFP assisted more than 80 million people in 75 countries.

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Slava R (1311)
Wednesday December 3, 2014, 1:42 pm
noted
 

JL A (281)
Wednesday December 3, 2014, 5:42 pm
Thanks Judy--we must not forget them
 

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday December 4, 2014, 11:08 am
Thank you Judy, I'll add this onto my next send out. I know times are difficult for many of us but look at how these people must live. I think most of us can find at least $1 to send to these families and people who suffer so much. I know we can't change a lot, but if they can eat they can stay healthier and maybe live a bit longer. With life there is hope that tomorrow may be better for them.
 

Judy C (91)
Thursday December 4, 2014, 10:43 pm
Thanks folks. Yes, $1 is truly little to ask. I would hope if me and my family had to leave the U.S., and we were cold and hungry, that some people in the world would care.
 

Winn Adams (179)
Friday December 5, 2014, 7:13 am
So true - Shared
 

fly b (26)
Friday December 5, 2014, 8:25 am
ty Judy, and Dandelion for forwarding. Happy to help. It takes a village.
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday December 5, 2014, 10:51 am
Thank you very much for sharing.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday December 5, 2014, 12:11 pm
Thank you, sharing this.
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday December 5, 2014, 1:18 pm
We won't forget about them. Thanks Judy
 

Irene S (69)
Friday December 5, 2014, 6:36 pm
Noted, thank you!
 

Freya H (345)
Friday December 5, 2014, 7:40 pm
Just gave $10.
 

Edith B (146)
Friday December 5, 2014, 8:25 pm
noted and shared.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (42)
Friday December 5, 2014, 11:34 pm
Noted. Thanks for sharing.
 

Leslie Stanick (102)
Saturday December 6, 2014, 2:22 am
This war was a preventable tragedy.
 

Arild Warud (174)
Saturday December 6, 2014, 3:43 am
Thanks Judy.
 
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