UN Says Syrian Government Must Approve Airlifts

June 2, 2016 12:36 PM

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U.N. officials say Syrian government approval is needed before the World Food Program can carry out air drops and airlifts of food into besieged areas of the war-torn country.

Humanitarian aid adviser Jan Egeland and Ramzy Ramzy, a deputy to U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura, spoke to reporters in Geneva on Thursday.

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