Urgently Needed Food Reaches Besieged Towns in Syria (For the Media)
DAMASCUS – The United Nations World Food Programme yesterday delivered life-saving food assistance to besieged families in the Four Towns of Madaya and Zabdani in Rural Damascus and Foaa and Kefraya in Rural Idlib as part of a joint interagency convoy with UN agencies and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC). This is the first time that food and humanitarian supplies have reached these areas since April. Across Syria, WFP provides food assistance to more than 4 million people every month. Thirty per cent of this food is delivered through cross-border, cross-line and air operations to areas that are not reachable through regular road deliveries.