Save the Children is one of the lead agencies feeding victims of the war in Syria. Spokesperson Francine Uenuma said today the charity is feeding 130,000 Syrians every two weeks at the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. This program is a general food distribution in partnership with the UN World Food Programme.
Save the Children also provides "more than half a million pieces of bread daily in the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan, which reaches more than 114,000 people."
Uenuma also said today that Save the Children is helping run a voucher program which will allow Syrian refugees to buy fresh food at shops in Jordan. In addition the charity is providing infant feeding programs at the refugee camps.
Save the Children is also aiding refugees who have fled to Iraq. Alan Paul, Save the Children’s Emergency Team Leader says, "the refugee response in Iraq is already thinly stretched, and close to half of the refugees are children who have experienced things no child should. We urgently need to cover their basic needs: food, water and shelter."
Within Syria Save the Children has provided food baskets to around 250,000 Syrians trapped by the fighting. The food baskets include tomato paste, red lentils, pasta, bulgar, rice, vegetable oil, salt, canned fish, beans, sugar and charcoal for cooking.
To help Save the Children see their Syria relief fund.