Aid Groups for Syrians See Needs Growing More Dire

Published on 09 January 2013

The World Food Program, the food agency of the United Nations, said that it was providing food to one and a half million people inside Syria this month but that as many as two and a half million needed help, mostly in areas made hazardous by fighting between insurgents and loyalist forces of President Bashar al-Assad. (..) “Our partners are overstretched, and there is no capacity to expand operations further,” said a WFP spokeswoman, Elizabeth Byrs. (..) She also said acute fuel shortages in Syria had delayed food deliveries and contributed to severe inflation in the price of bread because bakeries needed fuel for their ovens.

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