UN food relief agency ramps up operations in Syria, preparing to feed 3 million people

Published on 31 May 2013

The deputy head of the United Nations food relief programme today wrapped up his visit to Syria where the agency and its main partner, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, are scaling up operations to feed three million people in July. “This is an agonizing time for Syrians, with millions of people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance,” said UN World Food Programme (WFP) Deputy Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Amir Abdulla said in Damascus. (..) During his two-day visit, Mr. Abdulla spoke with Syrians receiving their monthly WFP food basket at a Syrian Arab Red Crescent food distribution point in Al-Kisweh, 15 kilometres south of the capital.

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