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Funding crisis halts food voucher program for 1.7 million Syrian refugees

Lack of funding has forced the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to suspend a voucher program that provides aid to 1.7 million Syrian refugees In Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq and Egypt, refugees who use vouchers from WFP to buy food in local shops may be facing the winter months without the much needed support See also: The Little Syria News Site That Could Save In-Depth Reporting UN High Commissioner for Refugees Antnio Guterres said the funding crisis “couldn’t come at a worse time” in statement released on Monday “Winter is already an extremely difficult period for Syrian refugees, but the suspension of food assistance at this critical juncture is going to be devastating,” said Guterres. “It will impact tens of thousands of the most vulnerable refugee families who are almost entirely dependent on international aid.” Read more…More about Syria, Wfp, Lebanon, and Food

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Funding crisis halts food voucher program for 1.7 million Syrian refugees

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