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United Nations May Fall Short in Food Aid for Syria

Date Published: 
07/31/2013
Summary: 

The United Nations’ food agency said Tuesday that it might not be able to meet its goal of aiding three million Syrians in July. (..) Steve Taravella, a senior spokesman for the food agency in Washington, said that it had 700 trucks in the country, but that convoys had been unable to reach many distribution points in the past several weeks. (..) Ms. Elisabeth Byrs said it costs the World Food Program $29.3 million to $30 million each week to finance aid operations. The organization is seeking $763 million in contributions through the end of the year to help up to seven million Syrians, including four million people in Syria and almost three million refugees in neighboring countries.