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World Food Program Delivers Humanitarian Aid to 4 Besieged Towns in Syria

Sputnik News

20:50 26.09.2016

The World Food Program delivered food and humanitarian supplies to four besieged towns in Syria on September 25, UN Secretary-General deputy spokesman Farhan Haq announced at a press briefing on Monday.

UNITED NATIONS (Sputnik) – Haq noted the food and supplies delivery was the first to reach the war-affected areas since April.

"The World Food Program (WFP) yesterday delivered lifesaving food assistance to besieged families in the towns of Madaya and Al-Zabadani in rural Damascus and Fouaa and Kafriya in rural Idlib as part of the joint interagency convoy with UN agencies and Syrian Arab Red Crescent," Haq told reporters.

The 45 trucks carrying food rations and wheat flower the WFP sent are sufficient to feed 60 000 people for one month. The WFP also delivered to Madaya and Al-Zabadani specialized nutritious products for the prevention of malnutrition for 250 children, Haq added.

Sputnik



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