UN says it can’t feed one million hungry Syrians

GENEVA: The World Food Program said Tuesday it is unable to help an estimated one million Syrians who are going hungry, blaming a lack of security in the war-stricken country.    

This month, the agency aims to help 1.5 million of the 2.5 million Syrians whom the Syrian Arab Red Crescent says need food aid, spokeswoman Elisabeth Byrs said.

The poor security and the agency’s inability to use the Syrian port of Tartous for shipments means that a large number of people in the some of the country’s hardest hit areas will not get help, she said.

”Our main partner, the Red Crescent, is overstretched and has no more capacity to expand further,” Byrs said.

She also said that the agency has temporarily pulled its staff out of its offices in the Syrian cities of Homs, Aleppo, Tartous and Qamisly due to the rising dangers in those areas.

But in December, WFP was able to enter for the first time in many months some hard-to-reach areas near the Turkish border, she said.

The Syria crisis began with peaceful protests in March 2011 but has since shifted into a civil war. At least 60,000 people have been killed in the conflict, according to a recent UN estimate.

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5 thoughts on “UN says it can’t feed one million hungry Syrians”

  1. I can honestly feel for these people. There is a need for more humanitarian aid in the area. My question is, who will do that? There is a changing tide in the Middle East, and it is in the best interest in the context of politics, but also in the context of compassion.

    1. Yes there is a need of Humanitarian Aid For The Kids ANd Some Of UNHCR,NGOS Are Doing their Best to do May Almight Allah Bless us all.An Give Respect for each and Ever Human… Ameen

  2. Reblogged this on michaelthewriterguy and commented:
    This was a very interesting article. It highlights the growing change in the Middle East and how the people who seek change are those who suffer the most. It is my belief that we, as a world society, have a duty to help those in need.

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