Cash-strapped World Food Program cuts in half aid to 440,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan

July 31, 2015 10:21 AM

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AMMAN, Jordan – The cash-strapped World Food Program has cut in half food aid to most Syrian refugees in Jordan and says only a last-minute U.S. donation prevented the program from being scrapped.

Friday's announcement raises new concerns about more than half a million refugees who live in Jordanian communities rather than camps. Largely unable to work legally, most urban refugees live in poverty and rely on food vouchers for survival.

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