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UN agency says aid, security needed to feed growing numbers of internally displaced Syrians

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The number of Syrians needing food aid has shot upward five times in recent months as civil war rages across the country, the director of the United Nation’s food program on said Monday. From 250,000 people in April, those facing hunger has grown to 1.5 million, according to the most recent assessment of the U.N.’s World Food Program, agency director Ertharin Cousin said. (..) “If we don’t provide them with the food assistance that is required, they will go hungry,” Cousin said.