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What Happens to the Billions Poured into the U.N.?

Posted by feww on December 1, 2014

U.N. WFP says has no money for Syrian refugees!

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) said today it has suspended a critical program providing food vouchers to more than 1.7 million Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, due to a funding crisis.

Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt have used vouchers to buy food. “Without WFP vouchers, many families will go hungry. For refugees already struggling to survive the harsh winter, the consequences of halting this assistance will be devastating,” said WFP in a statement.

“A suspension of WFP food assistance will endanger the health and safety of these refugees and will potentially cause further tensions, instability and insecurity in the neighbouring host countries,” said WFP Executive Director. “The suspension of WFP food assistance will be disastrous for many already suffering families.”

Syrian refugees in camps and informal settlements throughout the region are ill prepared for yet another harsh winter, especially in Lebanon and Jordan, where many children are bare foot and without proper clothing. Many tents are drenched in mud and hygiene conditions are growing extremely precarious.

“We are very concerned about the negative impact these cuts will have on the refugees as well as the countries which host them. These countries have shouldered a heavy burden throughout this crisis,” said the WFP Regional Emergency Coordinator for the Syria Crisis.

 

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