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U.N. says half of Syria's population will need aid by end of year

Date Published: 
06/07/2013
Summary: 

The U.N. World Food Programme (WFP), which has delivered 500 million meals in Syria so far this year, expects its weekly costs to rise from almost $20 million now to $36 million after September. It says it has a funding shortfall of about $725 million. "These are huge numbers. They're not sustainable over the very long term," said WFP Deputy Executive Director Amir Abdulla.