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Syrian Refugees Find Safety And Food In Iraq

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Ten years after Iraqi refugees fled to Syria to escape the fighting in their country, Syrian refugees like this little boy have come to the Domiz camp in Iraq in search of food and safety.

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WFP is currently assisting some 30,000 Syrian refugees who live in this camp, which continues to swell with new arrivals as the fighting in Syria continues.

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Assistance at the Domiz camp has come in the form of food vouchers, which Syrian families can use to buy fresh meat and vegetables at local shops.
 

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The food voucher programme gives refugees the freedom to buy the foods they want, while providing a much needed boost to the local economy in Iraq.

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WFP will also begin providing families with wheat flour which they can use to make fresh bread, a staple of many Syrians' diets.

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By allowing families to do their own shopping and cooking, the food voucher programme gives families a sense of normality as they wait to return home.

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By allowing families to do their own shopping and cooking, the food voucher programme helps to give families a sense of normality as they wait to return home.

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The food vouchers scheme also helps to ensure a balanced diet for children like this one so that they don't fall victim to malnutrition.

Ten years after Iraqi refugees fled to Syria to escape the fighting in their country, Syrian refugees like this little boy have come to the Domiz camp in Iraq in search of food and safety.