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WFP, China conclude food aid programme for Syrian refugees

By JT - Mar 14,2018 - Last updated at Mar 14,2018

AMMAN — Chinese Ambassador to Jordan Pan Weifang and Representative of the World Food Programme (WFP) Magee Yahia on Wednesday celebrated the concluding ceremony of a $1.5-million project aimed at supporting Syrian refugees living in camps, a WFP statement said.

The Chinese donation was used throughout 2017 to purchase welcoming meals distributed to new arrivals in Zaatari, Azraq and Rbaa Sarhan. Welcoming meals aimed to help the newcomers sustain themselves until they officially enrolled into the WFP’s Food Assistance Programme.

Part of the donation also went to the School Meals Programme, benefiting some 12,500 Syrian children who received fresh baked pastries, fruits and vegetables daily.

These goods were baked and packaged by men and women living in Zaatari camp. The contribution also helped purchase bread for around 110,000 Syrian refugees living in Azraq and Zaatari camps on a daily basis. 

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