WFP plans to reach 2.5M people in Syria as government expands list of local aid groups allowed to work in country

Published on January 18, 2013 at 3:37 AM · No Comments

"The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) plans to reach 2.5 million people inside Syria with food aid -- a million more than it is currently assisting -- now that the government has expanded the list of local partners it can work with, the agency's chief said" Wednesday, the U.N. News Centre reports (1/16). "Ertharin Cousin, the WFP head, said on Wednesday that Syria had allowed the organization to work with local aid groups to reach more of those in need," Al Jazeera writes, adding, "Until now most of the agency's food aid was delivered through the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, which was overstretched and only able to provide help to some 1.5 million Syrians a month" (1/16).

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