WFP Exclusive Video Shows Scale of Destruction and Humanitarian Need in Raqqa City (For the Media)
On 1st April, a UN mission led by WFP visited Raqqa City. The mission was challenging in terms of restriction on movements due to lack of internet and phone signals. It is clear that Raqqa city has witnessed the some of the worst destruction in all of Syria. Food prices are relatively normal because trade routes from Damascus, Aleppo and Hassakeh (bringing food from Iran and Turkey) are now functioning. However, unemployment is very high thereby impacting people’s purchasing power. Many people are buying on credit or selling their assets to be able to buy things (food and otherwise).