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Syria: Families Find Relief As Food Arrives

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While many areas in Homs have been deserted by people fleeing the tension in the city, many other people have taken up shelter in mosques, schools, public parks, and university premises. WFP will distribute food to shelters in Homs, and continue to reach out to displaced Syrians throughout the area.

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Trucks at this NGO warehouse to bring food to Homs. With plans to assist 1.5 million people in Syria this month, WFP has scaled up its operations in this area to keep providing food assistance to those who need it most.

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Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) and WFP have been working together to provide food assistance for people in Homs by going door to door.

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Though many families have fled Homs, a few choose to return to their homes in the neighbourhood of Baba Amr despite the challenges. Of those who have fled from Homs to Aleppo, many were later forced to move along when the fighting intensified there as well.

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This public shelter in Homs houses more than 1,800 people who have been displaced from their homes. As large numbers of Syrians flee their homes, food needs continue to grow.

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This little boys listens to gunfire in the distance - a sound that sadly has become familiar by now.

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This woman received a WFP food ration in Homs, and now returns home to cook lunch for her elderly neighbors. With its effective food ration system and unique food voucher program, WFP reached 821,000 Syrians in July alone.

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Even though many of these families have little to give, those remaining in Homs have opened up their homes to share both a safe place to sleep and a meal of WFP food with other displaced Syrians.

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WFP’s Syrian country team stops by a church in Homs to visit children recovering from trauma. For these children, it is especially important that they keep receiving proper nutrition during this difficult time.

As fighting continues in Syria, many have fled from Homs. For the families that remain, WFP is providing food rations and door-to-door food assistance to reach those who need it most.