News...
                        sponsored by
 

WFP suspends food aid for 1.7 million Syrian refugees

Send a link to a friend  Share

[December 01, 2014]  GENEVA (Reuters) - A lack of funds has forced the U.N. World Food Programme to stop providing food vouchers for 1.7 million Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, it said on Monday.

"Without WFP vouchers, many families will go hungry. For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences of halting this assistance will be devastating," said WFP, which needs $64 million to support the refugees for the rest of December.

(Reporting by Tom Miles Editing by Jeremy Gaunt)

[ 2014 Thomson Reuters. All rights reserved.]

Copyright 2014 Reuters. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

 

< Top Stories index

Back to top